Oakland City Man Arrested after Shooting his Father


Last night, Indiana State Police arrested Colin J. Cooper, 19, of Oakland City, in connection with a homicide that occurred yesterday evening at 430 South Walnut Street in Oakland City.

On December 19 at approximately 5:12 p.m., Gibson County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a shooting with an injury at 430 South Walnut Street. When officers arrived at the residence, they discovered Calvin L. Cooper, 44, had been shot. Officers attempted to revive Cooper by administering CPR and deploying an AED, but he succumbed to his injury and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Preliminary investigation revealed Colin Cooper and his father, Calvin Cooper, were involved in an altercation inside the residence when Colin Cooper shot his father. Colin Cooper resides at the residence where the shooting occurred. Calvin Cooper resides at 516 Walnut Street in Oakland City.

Colin Cooper is currently being held in the Gibson County Jail without bond.

This is an on-going investigation.

Investigating Agency: Indiana State Police

Assisting Agencies: Oakland City Police, Gibson County Sheriff’s Office, and Gibson County Coroner’s Office



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