EPD: Man expected to survive after officer-involved shooting

EPD: Man expected to survive after officer-involved shooting

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Police say a man, who was shot by a police officer, is expected to survive.

According to the Evansville Police Department, around 1:30 a.m. Saturday officers were called to an apartment in the 2600 block on Pollack Avenue after a man called 911 saying he had shot someone.

EPD says when they got to the scene a man holding a knife in both hands approached the officers. Despite officers’ commands, EPD says the man refused to drop the knives.

The Facebook post from EPD says one of the officers then fired their gun, hitting the man in the arm.

Media Release – Officer Involved Shooting SUMMARY On January the 18th around 1:30am, a call was made from 2613...

Posted by Evansville Police Department on Saturday, January 18, 2020

Police say the man that was shot is expected to survive and this investigation is still ongoing.

Despite the call to 911 saying someone had been shot, EPD says no shooting victims were found inside the apartment complex.

The officer involved in the shooting has not been named.

14 News spoke with EPD Sgt. Nick Winsett who tells us the officer who fired the shot has been put on a three-day administrative leave, which is standard procedure for EPD under these circumstances.

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