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3rd person arrested following shooting and stabbing on Ruston Ave.

Published: Oct. 24, 2021 at 11:24 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 27, 2021 at 9:34 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Evansville Police Department confirmed one person was shot and another stabbed on Sunday night.

EPD officials say the incident happened on the 1300 block of Ruston Avenue.

Police say the call originally came in around 10:20 p.m.

Police say they found Ronald Longway with multiple gunshot wounds to his lower body. Another person, Markus Murphy, had a stab wound to the face.

Authorities say Murphy and two of Longway’s sons were trying to get Longway to leave the home.

“Both the suspect Marcus Murphy and the two other suspects began to beat the victim, punching him and beat him up until he went unconscious,” Sgt. Anna Gray of the Evansville Police Department said.

While doing so, they say the three of them knocked the victim unconscious. When he regained consciousness, they say he grabbed a knife in the kitchen to protect himself.

“He was actually bleeding from the head,” Gray said. “He couldn’t see very well but he was waving the knife around trying to leave, but they blocked the front door so he couldn’t leave.

“He began to just stab out saying ‘I want to leave, I want to leave and in the process of that he actually stabbed Markus Murphy in the face. "

That’s when police say another suspect shot Longway twice, once in the leg and once in the pelvis.

Murphy is facing several charges, including battery with serious bodily injuries, confinement and criminal mischief.

Markus Murphy.
Markus Murphy.(Vanderburgh Co. Jail)

Authorities say the other suspects left the scene before officers arrived.

Monday afternoon, police say 20-year-old Michael Longway was arrested.

They say he’s charged with domestic battery resulting in serious bodily injury, confinement, and intimidation.

Michael Longway
Michael Longway(Vanderburgh County Jail)

The third suspect, identified as Adam Longway, was booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail Tuesday afternoon.

He’s facing confinement, aggravated battery and dealing charges.

According to court documents, Adam reportedly shot the victim.

Adam Longway.
Adam Longway.(Vanderburgh Co. Jail)

Here is our report after the second arrest was made:

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