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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.

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