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Two Arrested After Shooting and Stabbing on S. Ruston Avenue in Evansville

Two of three suspects in a Sunday night shooting/stabbing incident on South Ruston Avenue have now been arrested.

Posted: Oct 25, 2021 5:01 AM
Updated: Oct 25, 2021 6:42 PM

Two arrests have been made after a shooting and stabbing that happened at an Evansville home on Sunday night.

Officers with the Evansville Police Department originally went to a home on S. Ruston Avenue around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday night after someone called 911 and reported a fight involving a gun.

EPD says that while officers were on their way to the home, they found out that a man had been shot and another man had been stabbed. Police say both of those men were at the home when they arrived, and that they were both taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives say they learned that the man who was shot owns the home, and that he was in his bedroom sleeping when his two adult sons woke him up, confronted him, and began beating him up.

Police say an acquaintance of the homeowner, 20-year-old Markus Murphy, was there too, and that he helped the two sons beat the man unconscious.

When the victim regained consciousness, police say he tried to leave the home but that his two sons and Murphy blocked his path. They say he stabbed Murphy in the face while attempting to leave, and that that's when he was shot.

Murphy was treated for the stab wound and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail on charges of Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Confinement, and Intimidation.


Markus Murphy - (Vanderburgh Jail)

A second arrest was later made in connection to the incident. Police say 20-year-old Michael Longway was taken into custody after turning himself in around 3:00 p.m. on Monday. He was charged with Domestic Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Confinement, and Intimiation.


20-year-old Michael Longway - (EPD)

Police say one other suspect has been identified and will face charges, but that they fled the scene before officers arrived.

Anyone with more information should call EPD's Adult Investigation Unit at (812) 436-7979.

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