Watch: EPD releases body cam video from officer-involved shooting

Watch: EPD releases body cam video from officer-involved shooting

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency investigating the officer-involved shooting Friday night, but Evansville Police has the body cam footage.

On Wednesday, EPD released their footage. Since it’s at night, and in an area that is not lit, you can’t see very much.

Here is part of it showing when shots were fired.

EPD releases body cam video from officer involved shooting

Attorneys for the two suspects appeared on their behalf Wednesday for court hearings.

Officials previously said the two were out of the hospital and booked into jail, but later said they are still in the hospital.

Now, both Kirk and Ellmers are booked in the Vanderburgh County Jail.

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Records show Diana Ellmers had a probable cause hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The jail website shows she’s charged with attempted murder, possession of stolen property, and resisting arrest.

Cade Kirk’s hearing was set for 1 p.m. Wednesday. The jail website shows he’s charged with possession of stolen property and resisting arrest.

Both were hit with law enforcement gunfire after deputies say Ellmers fired at them near the old Dogtown Tavern on Old Henderson Road.

“They were giving her verbal commands to raise her hands so they could see if she was armed or not. At that point they could tell that she was still armed. And after refusing to disarm, they had to neutralize the threat," said Sgt. Nick Winsett of the Evansville Police Department.

“There are a lot of people that live in homes around that area, we couldn’t take a chance of her potentially breaking into a home or assaulting someone else, we just couldn’t take that chance.”

No deputies or police officers were hit, but a deputy’s cruiser had bullet holes.

Ellmers and Kirk
Ellmers and Kirk (Source: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office)

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