SEVERE WX : Air Quality Alert View Alerts

Suspect Killed During Officer Involved Shooting Identified

According to police, the Russell was armed and fired his handgun at officers a number of times.

Posted: Nov 21, 2020 11:13 AM
Updated: Nov 22, 2020 1:47 PM

The suspect shot and killed Friday during the police action shooting on Stringtown Road in Evansville has been identified as 43-year-old Peter Russell of Evansville and Princeton, IN according to the Vanderburgh County Coroner.

According to police, Russell was armed and fired his handgun at officers a number of times.

The man was shot by an Evansville Police Department Officer and a Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Deputy after failing to comply with officers' commands.

The sheriff's office says the suspect crashed into the back of a sheriff's patrol vehicle, before also crashing into a telephone pole.

A woman was in the car with Russell at the time, its unclear her involvement, if any. The woman was not injured.

Officers were attempting to serve a federal warrant for the subject's arrest on drug-related charges.

73° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 73°
77° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 79°
70° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 70°
75° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 75°
67° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 67°
Today’s high temperatures in the mid to low 90s marked our hottest recorded in the Tri-State in at least 3 weeks. Worse yet, dew point values in the upper 60s made it feel oppressively hot earlier today - most of us reached the triple digits at times today. Believe it or not, temperatures are expected to get even hotter these next few days! After dipping back into the uppers 60s and low 70s during the predawn hours Tuesday, the mercury will skyrocket back into the mid to low 90s!
WEVV 4K Doppler Radar
WEVV 7-Day Forecast
WEVV Watches & Warnings

Community Events