Shooting Suspects Charged

The Evansville Police Department revealed body cam footage Wednesday, Sept. 30th between a pair of fugitives who shot at Vanderburgh County Deputies on Friday. This comes the same day that both of them had probable cause hearings.

Posted: Sep 30, 2020 8:11 PM

The two shooting suspects who exchanged fire with officers on Friday night in Evansville had bond hearings Wednesday.

But neither suspect was formally in the courtroom, as they both are still in the hospital recovering from the injuries they sustained.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office waited a few days to formally charge them because they were still in serious condition.

But as of Tuesday, they both have been charged with resisting arrest. While Ellmers faces attempted murder charges.

"Now, they are getting to the point where they might be able to get up and move around,” said Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding. “And so we want to make sure we keep a deputy on guard so they are now officially in the custody of the Sheriff."

Wedding said he is happy that all of the law enforcement involved in the incident are safe.

“The people involved in this criminal activity are people who have been in the system for a while, have displayed aggressive criminal behavior in the past,” he said. “And we're just all fortunate that none of us got hurt."

Ellmers was given no bond while Kirk's bond was set at $15,000 in cash.

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Our Tuesday was nothing short of chilly, gloomy, gray and wintry throughout the Tri-State; afternoon high temperatures only reached as high as the middle to low 30s throughout the region. Our peak temperature of 32° in Evansville was 16° below the norm for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, cloud cover and cool air will linger - additionally, there have been reports of sporadic flurries on and off throughout the day and some portions in the Lower Ohio Valley may continue to see brief snow showers through 10 o’clock this evening. Our winds will shift southward overnight tonight into early Wednesday morning and while it won’t necessarily drive temperatures higher for the predawn hours, It will help keep temperatures from falling much further than where they currently stand. Extract the morning low temperature near 29° in Evansville as we kick off our midweek.
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