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Suspect arrested after shooting outside Evansville bar

Published: Sep. 3, 2021 at 5:18 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 3, 2021 at 9:18 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville Police say the suspect in shooting outside a west side bar, is now in custody.

They say the suspect was a passenger in a car pulled over around noon Friday at Fulton Ave. and Ohio St.

Police say 33-year-old Nicholas K. McPherson was still wearing the same clothes he was wearing at the time of the shooting. He’s charged with attempted murder.

Nicholas McPherson
Nicholas McPherson(Vanderburgh County Jail)

Officers responded to Sportsman’s on Franklin Street around 3:20 Friday morning.

They say they found one victim with a gunshot wound to the face.

“They found the victim in front of the establishment with a gunshot wound to the face. He was actively trying to talk on the scene and was transported to a local hospital where he is still currently in critical condition,” Officer Taylor Merriss with Evansville Police Department said.

Officers were told that the suspect was kicked out of the bar before the shooting.

After he walked out of the bar, officials say he started to argue with the victim.

They say the suspect then shot the victim in the face.

“Like I say, if someone does find themselves in this situation, be a good witness, that’s what we ask for. Thankfully there were witnesses for this case and that’s what led us to having a possible suspect,” Officer Merriss said.

The victim was taken to the hospital, where authorities say he is in critical condition.

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