EPD: One Person Shot Accidentally At Gathering

Evansville Police say one person has been shot during a break-in Saturday night.

Posted: Nov 14, 2020 11:34 PM
Updated: Nov 15, 2020 10:18 PM

Evansville Police are investigating a shooting incident Saturday night.

Dispatch says they recevied a call around 9:40 p.m. for a residential break-in in the 1100 Block of Loft Cove.

Police say when officers arrived, they were able to quickly find the victim who had a gunshot wound to his left leg.

He said the suspect was in the backyard. He described the suspect as a male wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt.

A friend of the victim’s, who was inside the residence when this incident occurred, told officers that the suspect had fled from the backyard through a gate.

EPD says while one of the officers ran back to his patrol car to gather medical supplies for the victim, he was confronted by the suspect who was acting very erratic.

The suspect attacked the officer, punching him in the face.

The officer was able to deploy his Taser which incapacitated the suspect long enough so other arriving officers could place him into custody.

Police say fter being placed in custody, the suspect continued to act erratically and was eventually taken to an hospital for treatment.

It was only after detectives arrived and spoke to all the involved parties that they were able find out that the victim was hosting a gathering, of which the suspect was a participant.

At some point in the gathering, the suspect became belligerent, attacking the victim, striking him several times. The victim was in fear for his life as well at the other people at his residence.

They were eventually able to get the suspect outside of the apartment, locked the door and called the police. The suspect kept trying to open the door to get back inside.

Another person at the gathering fired his weapon at the suspect, in self-defense, but accidently struck the victim in the leg.

The victim did not wish to file charges against the person who accidently shot him in the leg. He is expected to survive his injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

Stay with 44News as we continue to update you on this story.

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The bitterly cold start to our Wednesday will inevitably lead to a cooler-than-average afternoon across the Tri-State. We're currently expecting an afternoon high of 26° in Evansville on Wednesday afternoon (that’s 17° below average for this time of the year). Temperatures will once again dive back down towards the teens for many of us overnight and into early Thursday. As for right now Thursday morning looks as though will be slightly warmer, but only just - believes model data indicates that we will see a morning low temperature of 14° under partly cloudy skies in Evansville tomorrow morning.
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