Name of man killed in Evansville shooting released, two arrested on drug charges

Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 5:28 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - One person was killed in an early morning shooting in Evansville.

It happened just after 2:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of Marshall Avenue.

That’s a few blocks south of Washington Avenue and east of Highway 41.

Police say a man died at the scene. The coroner says he is 29-year-old Douglas Todd Fulkerson.

Officers say there was an argument and altercation among several people when shots were fired by 27-year-old Richard Garrett

They say detectives and the prosecutor’s office are working to figure out if this is a self-defense case or if charges will be filed.

911 calls were released to 14 News.

You can hear a man, who identified himself as Richard Garrett, tell dispatchers he shot someone because he was pointing a gun at him.

Evansville Police confirm 27-year-old Richard Garrett and 31-year-old Patrick Garrett have been arrested on drug charges after a search warrant was issued in connection to the shooting.

Both were booked late Tuesday morning on charges of possession of meth and dealing with a controlled substance.

Again, no charges have been filed for the shooting.

Police say these self-defense cases are rare but do happen, and detectives have to take time to determine what happened.

“If you are in the right, and you feel in fear of your life, and you do have to use violence such as shooting somebody, and you were in the right, and it was self-defense, it’s important for people to know no charges will be filed in those cases,” Sgt. Gray said.

The bond set for Patrick Garrett is $10,000, while the bond for Richard Garrett is listed at $5,000.

If anyone knows anything about this shooting they are asked to contact the Evansville Police Department’s Detective Office at 812-436-7979, or contact the WeTip Line at 1-800-78-Crime.

Richard and Patrick Garrett
Richard and Patrick Garrett(Vanderburgh County Jail)

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