Bethel College ends lockdown.

Newton Police are searching for a gunman after an attempted car theft that turned violent in Newton Sunday night.

At about 8:45 p.m. police were notified of a crime in the 400 block of Normandy Road. According to police, a homeowner witnessed someone trying to steal a vehicle and confronted the suspect. The suspect shot the property owner several times.

The victim was transported for medical treatment. According to Newton Police, the victim is underwent surgery and in good condition.

The suspect fled on foot and is considered armed and dangerous.

Bethel College in North Newton entered a lockdown, which was cleared and released at 11:45 p.m. Sunday. Officers continued to respond to reports of suspicious activity. Police are still actively searching for the suspect from the shooting, but are allowing residents back into the area and have released the active perimeter.