Police: Man shot in leg after fight in Evansville

Police: Man shot in leg after fight in Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Police say a fight led to a shooting early Wednesday morning in Evansville.

That happened just before 3:30 a.m. at an apartment complex on Wexford Drive, which is near East Riverside.

Officers say they got a call about a man and woman fighting in the parking lot and shots were fired.

When officers arrived on scene, they say the man and woman were inside the apartment and refused to answer the door.

Since it was reported that someone was potentially shot, officers say they forced their way into the residence where they found 24-year-old Carolanne Blackford and 27-year-old William Garnett.

Police: Man shot in the leg after a fight in Evansville.
Police: Man shot in the leg after a fight in Evansville.

They say Garnett had blood coming from his leg.

According to a press release, witnesses told officers that Garnett was pushing Blackford and pointed a gun at her. They say Blackford then pulled her own handgun and shot him in the lower leg.

After receiving treatment at the hospital, Garnett was taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail. He’s facing an intimidation charge.

Blackford was also arrested on a domestic violence battery charge.

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