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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