Indiana University student accused of shooting man after fight

Kriegon Newby

CBS affiliate WISH

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- An Indiana University student is facing attempted murder and other charges after allegedly shooting a man after an early Wednesday morning fight, reports CBS affiliate WISH.

Police were called to the scene of the altercation by the 23-year-old victim, who suffered injuries to the head, upper arm and lower arm.

The victim told police he was in a physical fight with the suspect, Kriegon Newby, a few minutes earlier. One witness stated he had been with Newby in downtown Bloomington and they were returning home at approximately 3:35 a.m.

According to a police news release, witnesses said that's when Newby battered the victim, and then Newby left the area. A witness said he called Newby and asked him to go back to the scene to apologize.

When Newby returned, police say, another argument erupted and that's when the suspect reached into his pocket, drew a weapon and fired three shots at the victim. Another witness tackled Newby and maintained control of him until police arrived, authorities say.

A .22 caliber handgun was found nearby, and is believed to be the weapon used in the attack.

The victim suffered serious injuries, but is expected to recover, police said.

Kriegon was transported to the Monroe County Jail.

He faces preliminary charges of attempted murder, battery with a deadly weapon, intimidation and possession of a handgun without a license.