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Arrest made in officer-involved shooting in Evansville

An arrest has been made in an officer involved shooting in Evansville over the weekend.

David Jeron Simpson, 27, is in the Vanderburgh County jail charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and criminal recklessness while armed with a deadly weapon.

According to a police report, the arrest is in connection with the shooting early Sunday morning at a gas station at Walnut and Kentucky.

Sgt. Jason Cullum tells 14 News an officer was near the Marathon gas station around 3:25 a.m. when he heard multiple gun shots from the parking lot.

Cullum says Terronta Booker, 25, was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Police believe Booker got into an argument with someone at a local bar prior to the shooting.

Officers say the gunfight broke out near a crowd of 20 to 40 people, and that's when his officer stepped in.

The officer says he was just around the corner when he heard shots fired. Once there, the officer responded by firing 11 shots of his own in 5 just seconds.

The seven year EPD officer wasn't hurt, but one of the suspects, 25-year-old Terronta Booker had many gunshot wounds that are not life threatening.

The officer was not hurt.

Cullum says the department is investigating but he believes his officer followed all of the proper protocol. He tells us the name of the officer involved will be released after he gives his second statement on Wednesday.

The police department released body cam video from the incident.

Here is a link to the video on EPD's YouTube channel.

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