Police: Man pointed loaded gun at girlfriend's head in front of child

Jeff David Weyer. Source:
Jeff David Weyer. Source:

A man has been taken into custody following a standoff at a west side apartment in Evansville.

The situation began around 10:00 p.m. Sunday night in the 700 block of Douglas Drive.

That's the Westwood Apartment complex.

Police tell 14 News the suspect, 29-year-old Jeff David Weyer grabbed his girlfriend by the neck, threw her down and pointed a gun to her head, threatening to kill her.

The woman was able to get away with a child and went to a neighbor's apartment where 911 was called.

Here is a portion of that 911 call:

Caller: I was going to call the police because he was acting crazy and everything and I told him I was going to call the cops if he didn't stop and he said well I'm going to give you something to call, give you something to call about and that's when he pulled it out on me.

Dispatcher: Okay and then what did he do, what did he say, anything?

Victim: He choked me. And then I told him to get off and I screamed real loud, hoping a neighbor would hear cause the windows are open.

EPD officers and members of the SWAT team were on scene for several hours before they broke glass in the back of the apartment.

They say that forced the suspect, Jeff Weyer, to come out.

Investigators tell 14 News he surrendered without incident and was intoxicated.

Weyer is facing charges of battery in the presence of a child, intimidation with a weapon, battery strangulation, and pointing a loaded firearm.

He's due in court Monday morning, and is, right now, being held with no bond.

At least five apartments were evacuated during the standoff.

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