Israel Diego Pascual Death – Obituary : Shelbyville Police say a 14-year-old teen was shot and killed outside a Shelbyville laundromat Monday night.
Authorities said the teen identified as Israel Diego Pascual, a freshman of the Shelbyville Central High School, was shot in the parking lot of Duck River Laundry just after 9 p.m.
“We are extremely saddened by this tragedy and great loss of one of our own, our prayers are with this family,” Superintendent Dr. Tammy Garrett. said.
Authorities identified the shooter as Horatio Lewis Rice and “warrants are on file for his arrest for the charge of first-degree murder.”
Michael Anthony Caldwell is also listed by the police as a person of interest in Pascual’s death.
Authorities said both men are considered armed and dangerous.
One suspect located, police says.
Caldwell has been located.
Pascual was doing laundry with his family, when police say Rice then ran up and shot him multiple times, according to reports.
Detectives say they are convinced this was a case of mistaken identity.
“There was no reason why he should’ve been a victim last night. He was not a high risk victim or someone who was involved in criminal activity. Nothing in the investigation thus far has shown he was any different than anyone else,” said Deputy Chief Brian Crews.
Deputy chief Crews says he spoke with the family who are understandably devastated by the loss, but say they don’t know what connection they may have to the suspects.
Anyone with information on the suspect’s whereabouts, is urged to contact Det. Lt. Charles Merlo at 931-684-5811.
This remains an ongoing investigation.