Man named as suspected shooter wanted by Logansport police

Police are looking for Orlando Azpeitia in connection the Logansport shooting. (Photo Provided/Logansport Police Department)

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI) — A Logansport man who authorities named as a suspected shooter is wanted in connection to Sunday’s incident in Logansport.

The Logansport Police Department obtained an arrest warrant Tuesday, Oct. 11, for 18-year-old Orlando Azpeitia. He’s described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, 130 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

On Sunday, Oct. 9, police arrived at a home on the 200 block of Wheatland Avenue and found the victim, 41-year-old Jose Manuel Salas, with two gunshot wounds. He told officers he was shot on the 100 block of 10th Street and drove home before calling police. Police said they found evidence of bullet holes on the driver’s door and front fender on that side.

At the same time Salas was calling Logansport police, Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of shots fired on 10th Street and sent deputies to the scene. Investigators said they found several 9 mm shell casings laying in the middle of the roadway.

Azpeitia’s warrant, issued from Cass County Courts, is connected to charges of attempted murder and dealing methamphetamine.

Anyone with information on Azpeitia’s whereabouts is asked to call the Logansport Police Department at 574-722-6060 or use Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.