Owensboro man who was tied up, beaten dies

Owensboro man who was tied up, beaten dies

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Owensboro police say 76-year-old Eugene Evans has died.

OPD says Evans was tied up and assaulted earlier in September. Police say Evans died Thursday from his injuries.

51-year-old Brian Bailey is currently charged with kidnapping and assault.

Police say Bailey tied up Evans at a home on West Victory Court and beat him. Police said Evans managed to shoot Bailey during the incident.

Bailey was treated for the wound before he was taken to jail.

Authorities said Evans and Bailey knew each other, but haven’t released a motive.

Police say additional charges against Bailey are pending.

“We’ll be consulting the commonwealth’s attorney’s office about possibly amending the charges," said Andrew Boggess with OPD. "Obviously, instead of the assault charge, you’re looking at possibly a homicide or a manslaughter charge, pending on what they feel is appropriate.”

It’s unclear when those charges will be filed, but Bailey will be in court on Friday.

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