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Gunshot narrowly misses EPD officer as 12 bullets hit cruiser

They tell us at least 12 bullets from Barry Freeman's weapons hit that cruiser, in addition to two other police cars and a sheriff's deputy's vehicle. (WFIE) They tell us at least 12 bullets from Barry Freeman's weapons hit that cruiser, in addition to two other police cars and a sheriff's deputy's vehicle. (WFIE)
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

In addition to that body cam and security cam video, police allowed to see one of the officer's vehicles filled with bullet holes.

Take a look at this:

That's a bullet hole just above the seat belt on the driver's side of the vehicle. Police say an officer was in that seat, her head, narrowly missed by that bullet.

They tell us at least 12 bullets from Barry Freeman's weapons hit that cruiser, in addition to two other police cars and a sheriff's deputy's vehicle.

"Somehow, we made it through this without any officers being injured," explained EPD Sgt. Jason Cullum. "The amount of rounds that were fired when you look at no injuries and no deaths, there is really no way to explain it other than the initial assault on our officers, we were lucky."

We asked police if there is any indication of a motive from Freeman. They tell us there may have been an argument with a family member earlier that night, but that's really it.

Freeman had no prior criminal history and as far as they know, they've never even been called to any type of incident involving him. They do say there was an indication he had been drinking, but of course it could take weeks to get back toxicology results before we know for sure.

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