Deputies release sketch of suspect who shot La Grange County resident in 2015

LA GRANGE COUNTY, Ind. -- The La Grange County Sheriff's Department has released a forensic sketch of a person suspected of shooting Rocky Swihart in front of his home in August 2015.

The shooting happened between 9:15 and 10:15 a.m. on E 350 S in Stroh, according to deputies.

The initial investigation identified the suspect as a white male in his 20s or 30s, bald, possibly driving a tan or beige early 80s Chrysler sedan.

Reports say the suspect pulled into the victim's driveway, got out of the vehicle, and approached 41-year-old Rocky Swihart, who was in the front yard.

Car similar to suspect's car

The suspect and Swihart got into a verbal exchange.

When Swihart turned away to go back into his home, the suspect pulled out a gun and shot Swihart multiple times, deputies said.

Swihart survived the shooting, but suffered vision loss as a result.

An Indiana State Police sketch artist helped develop a rendering of the shooter.

Detectives are hopeful it will help provide new leads in the investigation.

If you recognize the suspect or vehicle, please contact the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department at (260) 463-7491, the Indiana State Police Fort Wayne Post at (260) 432-8661 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 342-STOP.

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