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Police: Arrest Made After Teen Shot in Evansville Monday

A 24-year-old Evansville man is facing multiple felony charges in connection to the shooting of a teenage victim on Monday night.

Posted: Mar 2, 2021 6:48 AM
Updated: Mar 2, 2021 12:34 PM

Evansville Police are investigating a shooting of a young teen that happened Monday night.

EPD says officers were called to the 1100 block of S. Linwood Ave for a shots fired call around 9:30 p.m. on Monday. The caller told dispatch that her residence had been hit multiple times by gunfire.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found multiple shell casings on the roadway in front of the caller's home.

EPD says the caller's house had six people inside of it at the time of the shooting, including children.

While officers continued to investigate, a 911 call was made from the 700 block of Ridgeway Avenue requesting an ambulance for a shooting victim who had been struck by gunfire in the left shoulder.

The victim was transported to the hospital where he's expected to survive, though he wasn't able to tell detectives much about the incident.

Meanwhile, EPD says officers were still on scene at the original shots fired call on S. Linwood Ave. That's when they received another call about a man with a gun just west of their location.

A resident in the area saw the man, who was later identified as 24-year-old Dawnqua Lamont Shemwell of Evansville, jumping a security fence behind his home with a gun in his hand.

EPD says a K9 team was able to locate Shemwell hiding between two security fences. The handgun was recovered near Shemwell as well. It was later determined that the handgun was stolen.

Shemwell is being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail on the following charges:

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Temperatures dipped back into the upper 30s and low 40s for many of us early this morning, marking our coldest start to a day in Evansville (where we fell to 41°) in more than a week. Fortunately, the chilly start to the day didn't mean that our afternoon would be a loss, it was anything but - in fact, after seeing temperature around 57° by our lunch hour, afternoon highs crept back into the mid to low 60s area-wide; we hit 63° in the River City - while that's still 2° shy of the norm for October 27th, we'll take a 3° increase over yesterday's high of 60°. The clear skies that allowed temperatures to climb as high as they did earlier on however, are on their way out as our next round of rainfall inches ever closer. The remainder of the evening ahead should remain dry, but isolated rainfall will return to the Tri-State as early as the overnight and predawn hours Thursday.
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