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Suspect in officer involved shooting makes first court appearance

The suspect accused of being involved in the early Sunday morning officer involved shooting made his first court appearance Tuesday.

David Simpson, 27, is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and criminal recklessness while armed with a deadly weapon in connection with the shooting.

The affidavit that describes the shootout between Simpson and 25-year-old Terronta Booker has been released.

Evansville Police say Simpson and Booker were shooting at each other as police pulled up.

Witnesses told police Simpson was the second person involved in the shootout.

Simpson heard his initial charges via video monitor in court.

His cousin was in the courtroom as he heard the settings on his bond. He tells 14NEWS he never knew Simpson to be violent.

Simpson's bond is set at $100,000 cash.

His cousin says he does not understand the high bond on Simpson while Booker remains in the hospital recovering from bullet wounds.

Police say Booker will be charged when he's released.

The police department released body cam video from the incident. Here is a link to the video on EPD's YouTube channel.

On Wednesday, officials say we can expect to learn the name of the officer involved. 14NEWS has learned he is on a procedural 72 hour leave of absence.

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