Suspect Caught, Victim Missing in Newport Shooting

Thomas A. Howard, arrested in connection with Newport shooting

On July 18, 2010, Newport Police officers were dispatched to Newport Hospital for reports of an ER patient with a gun shot wound.

Upon arrival, officers identified the patient as Calvin A. Zeigler, 26 of Newport.

Police interviewed Zeigler's girlfriend, Kristina Sloan, who said she had dropped Zeigler off in Bayside Village, after which he entered building number 2.

She observed Zeigler and 3 or 4 other people run out the front door. Zeigler reentered her vehicle and she drove him to Newport Hospital's ER.

Thomas A. Howard, 18, also of Newport, was arrested in connection with the shooting after surrendering to police.

Zeigler cannot be located since his initial interview with police.