EPD identify suspect in motorcycle club shooting

EPD: Man tried to set club on fire

There are new details in a shooting we first told you about late Wednesday.

It happened around 9:15 p.m. at Grim Reaper Motorcycle Club on Diamond Avenue. Evansville Police say the suspect is Cale Winternheimer, 47, of Evansville.

Cale Winternheimer, 47, Evansville
Cale Winternheimer, 47, Evansville (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff's Office)

Police say he drove his truck into the building then got out and went inside the club. The club members shot at Winternheimer, but missed him.

According to EPD, Grim Reaper members then fought him off with pool sticks and held him at gunpoint until officers took him into custody.

Our camera crew saw Winternheimer being taken away on a stretcher.

As of 2:30 p.m. Thursday, he has not been booked into jail as he remains hospitalized.

No one was hit with gunfire.

Take a listen to the 911 calls made from the club. (They have been edited down to remove the dispatcher’s questions about location.)

911 calls released in Wednesday night club shooting

Winternheimer was arrested for:

  • Arson
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Criminal Recklessness Armed w/ deadly weapon

We will update this story with more information when it is made available.

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