Bowling Green police captured an Indiana man Wednesday who is wanted in the shooting death of a 20-year-old in Evansville, Ind.
Evansville police had been seeking Caleb Kirk Singer, 19, the suspect in the shooting death Tuesday of Nicolas Belcher, according to a news release on the Evansville Police Department’s Facebook page. Evansville police went to Singer’s home and saw him leaving, but officers were not able to catch up with Singer as he drove away at a high speed.
Evansville police used cellphone tracking technology to attempt to locate him, Bowling Green Police Department spokesman Officer Ronnie Ward said. Police tracked Singer’s phone to Walmart at 1201 Morgantown Road.
Bowling Green officers showed a store clerk Singer’s photo. The clerk identified Singer and police found him sitting on a bench inside the store, Ward said.
He was taken into custody at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail on a fugitive warrant for full extradition out of Indiana, according to his citation.
Evansville police officers drove to Bowling Green to interview Singer and will be seeking charges against him in Belcher’s death, according to the release.
Evansville police believe Singer was upset after a recent breakup with his girlfriend, who he believed was spending time with another man, according to the release. Police said Singer confronted Belcher in the driveway of his ex-girlfriend’s apartment. A witness told Evansville police that Singer approached Belcher and shot him, according to the release.
Following extradition proceedings, Singer will be taken back to Indiana.