Local man arrested on preliminary murder charge for Greenwood restaurant shooting

Editor’s note: The police initially reported that an argument occurred prior to the shooting. However, after more evidence gathering police later said there was not an argument before the shooting. The story has been updated to remove references to the argument at the family’s request. 


Greenwood police issued a clarification Tuesday morning why there was a discrepancy between place of residence for the Ale Emporium shooting suspect. Marco Antonio Gonzalez, 25, has a Whiteland address on his license but currently lives in Greenwood. Additionally, his previous address was within city limits even though it had a Whiteland zip code, said Jim Ison, Greenwood police chief.

He will be referred to as a Greenwood man in updates to this case.


Marco Antonio Gonzalez, 25, of Whiteland, was booked into the Johnson County jail on preliminary charges of murder and criminal recklessness, said Duane Burgess, Johnson County sheriff.

Gonzalez was originally reported as being of Greenwood in a Greenwood Police press release.

A Greenwood man has been arrested on a murder charge in connection to a fatal shooting  outside a local restaurant last week.

Marco Antonio Gonzalez, 25, was arrested on preliminary charge of murder Monday for allegedly shooting Timothy A. Sannito, 52, of Indianapolis, outside Ale Emporium, 997 E. County Line Road on March 8. Gonzalez is expected to be taken to the Johnson County jail, according to a Greenwood Police Department news release.

Formal charges have not yet been announced by the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office. The case remains active and ongoing, police say.

First responders were called to Ale Emporium on a report of a person shot around 9:20 p.m. last Wednesday. Sannito was found shot in the restaurant’s parking lot, and was taken to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis where he later died, Greenwood Police Chief Jim Ison said last week.

More information will be shared when and if Gonzalez is taken into jail custody and formal charges are filed.