Aurora man called 911 to report he and wife were shot

Authorities charge neighbor
Posted at 2:15 PM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 18:39:39-04

AURORA, Ind. -- A man suffering a gunshot wound called 911 Friday night to report the shooting.

Kyle Black, 37, told a 911 operator that he and his wife, 30-year-old Brittany Black, were mowing their yard on state Route 48 when they were shot.

"I don't know what happened, I guess somebody shot us both," he told the 911 operator.

When Dearborn County deputies and Indiana State Police troopers arrived, they found Brittany Black dead in the side yard and Kyle Black seriously injured on the back deck, Sgt. Stephen Wheeles said. The officers performed first aid on Kyle and he was flown to University of Cincinnati Medical Center in critical condition for treatment.

Evidence at the scene led investigators to the property next door. Dearborn County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens said a resident there, 55-year-old Terry Storey, was charged with the shooting. Storey resisted the arresting officers and "battered" one of them, Wheeles said.

According to police reports, Storey threatened one of the investigating detectives, saying "You'll die in infamy, agony and pain just like those two that came on my property."

Kyle Black remained in serious condition at UC Medical Center Monday, Deddens said. The gunshot caused the loss of a kidney and damage to his colon and liver. He's expected to undergo another surgery.

Authorities believe Storey shot Kyle and Brittany once each with a shotgun from his property, Wheeles said.

Deddens couldn't say exactly why Storey would have shot the Blacks. There was a previous report of a property dispute, but she said investigators have found no evidence that the dispute continued recently.

"It was somewhat out of the blue," she said.

Authorities have charged Storey with murder, attempted murder, aggravated battery, obstruction of justice, battery on a public safety official and resisting law enforcement. 

Storey has prior convictions for disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and battery on a law enforcement office. Deddens said he was released from probation June 1. 

In court Monday afternoon, Storey claimed he didn't shoot anyone and said there's no evidence to prove he did. 

The judge issued a no-contact order for Kyle Black and decided to hold Storey without bond, determining that he is a threat to the community. 

Storey is due back in court for a pre-trial hearing Oct. 3.