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Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Evansville Woman Found Shot on Diamond Avenue

A man has been charged with Attempted Murder after an Evansville woman was found lying on the side of Diamond Avenue with multiple gunshot wounds on Monday.

Posted: Sep 7, 2021 8:20 AM
Updated: Sep 7, 2021 12:08 PM

An arrest has been made in connection to the shooting of a woman in Evansville, Indiana.

Police say 31-year-old Christopher Britton of Evansville was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder on Monday in connection to the shooting of 29-year-old Katie Clark, also of Evansville.

Christopher Britton, 31, Evansville - (Vanderburgh County Jail)

Britton's arrest came after he was developed as a suspect in the case and interviewed by the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office.

Originally, the sheriff's office said that the woman, who was later identified as Clark, had been found lying on the side of Diamond Avenue with multiple gunshot wounds around 4:00 a.m. on Monday morning.

She was found by an Evansville Police Department Sergeant who's credited with saving her life.

"Given the fact of her injuries, the fact that she was alive when he found her, certainly him finding her as quickly as he did, is what has kept her alive," said VCSO Major Jason Ashworth. "So we're very fortunate for that - she's very fortunate."

After being found on Monday, Clark was taken to the hospital where she underwent emergency surgery.

Britton remains in the Vanderburgh County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

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Temperatures dipped back into the upper 30s and low 40s for many of us early this morning, marking our coldest start to a day in Evansville (where we fell to 41°) in more than a week. Fortunately, the chilly start to the day didn't mean that our afternoon would be a loss, it was anything but - in fact, after seeing temperature around 57° by our lunch hour, afternoon highs crept back into the mid to low 60s area-wide; we hit 63° in the River City - while that's still 2° shy of the norm for October 27th, we'll take a 3° increase over yesterday's high of 60°. The clear skies that allowed temperatures to climb as high as they did earlier on however, are on their way out as our next round of rainfall inches ever closer. The remainder of the evening ahead should remain dry, but isolated rainfall will return to the Tri-State as early as the overnight and predawn hours Thursday.
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