Name of suspect in officer-involved shooting released

Name of suspect in officer-involved shooting released

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville Police say 38-year-old Anthony Scott Sapp is the suspect shot Thursday by a detective.

The shooting happened shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday in the 1500 block of North Ruston Avenue.

Police say it started as an investigation into a stolen vehicle.

They say Sapp tried to run a stolen car into a detective, and the detective shot him in the shoulder.

Police say there was a struggle and a Taser was used to get him into custody.

He was then taken to the hospital. Police say his injuries are minor and he’s now in jail.

Sapp is charged with battery with a deadly weapon, auto theft, and resisting law enforcement.

No officers were hurt.

“You’re glued to that radio, and you just pray that you hear those officers get on the radio and speak, and fortunately they’re both safe,” Sgt. Nick Winsett with the Evansville Police Department said.

Morgan was shut down in both directions between Theatre Drive and Boeke Road.

Anthony Scott Sapp
Anthony Scott Sapp (Source: Evansville Police)

Watch the full EPD interview from the scene here:

Officer involved shooting: Full EPD interview

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