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Three Hour Standoff Over, Shooting Suspect in Custody

Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Deputies have taken a suspect in a shooting into custody after a three-hour standoff.

Posted: Sep 25, 2021 1:04 PM
Updated: Sep 26, 2021 10:26 AM

A suspect in a shooting is now in custody after a three hour stand-off with Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Deputies.

The suspect is 41-year-old Cassidy Fenwick, of Henderson.

According to Major Jason Ashworth with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office, the victim contacted central dispatch that he had been shot in the foot by Fenwick.

The person who was shot has non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies were outside of a home on the 1400 block Halsey Ave. on the West Side near Upper Mt. Vernon Road Saturday afternoon, trying to make contact with Fenwick for three hours.

Fenwick had been hiding in the attic where the shooting occurred.

Four children were evacuated from the house.

After three hours, Fenwick came out and peacefully surrendered.

Fenwick refused to speak with investigators, who obtained a search warrant. A loaded handgun was found after deputies searched the house.

Fenwick has been charged with Battery w/Deadly Weapon as a Level 5 Felony, Intimidation w/Deadly Weapon as a Level 5 Felony, Pointing a Loaded Firearm as a Level 6 Felony, Criminal Recklessness w/Deadly Weapon as a Level 6 Felony, and a Misdemeanor FTA warrant.

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