Man wanted for Kokomo rape dies during standoff in Louisiana

KOKOMO, Ind. -- A man who was wanted for rape in Kokomo died during standoff with police in Louisiana on Saturday night.

Deputies with the Acadia Parish Sheriff's department responded to a report of a suspicious subject at a gas station.

Authorities say the suspect died during a standoff from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.  He was later identified as Gary F. Perkins of Kokomo.  

Last Tuesday, officers were called to a residence in the 500 block of West Park Avenue in Kokomo to find a victim who said she had been battered and raped by a man she identified as Gary Perkins.

According to the woman, Perkins struck her in the head, knocked her unconscious, strangled her, confined her in a bed and raped her.

PREVIOUS | Kokomo police looking for man suspected of beating, raping woman

A warrant was issued for Perkins and Kokomo police detectives received information Friday that he was in the St. Charles, Louisiana area.

Anyone with further information regarding the investigation is ask to call the Kokomo Police Department KPD Hotline at (765) 456-7017. You may report your anonymous tip to Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

MORE FROM THE CRIME BEAT | MAP: Indy's most dangerous neighborhoods | The Night the Sky Caught Fire: The Untold Stories of Richmond Hill | Convicted child molester reveals how he selected & groomed his victims | Teens killed man over weed and a pair of Air Jordans, police say | MAP: 2017 Indianapolis homicides

Print this article Back to Top