Coroner identifies Evansville woman who died after Savannah Dr. shooting

Coroner identifies Evansville woman who died after Savannah Dr. shooting
Published: Dec. 21, 2021 at 7:22 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 22, 2021 at 7:13 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Evansville Police Department responded to a shots fired call on the 1300 block of Savannah Drive on Tuesday evening.

EPD says the call came in around 6:30 p.m.

Officers say when they arrived on scene, they found a woman with a gunshot wound.

Officials say she later died from her injuries at the hospital.

The Vanderburgh County Coroner identified the victim as 24-year-old Bre’osha Shene Suggs.

EPD says a juvenile suspect was taken into custody and charged with reckless homicide.

Suggs’s neighbors say this isn’t the first incident of violence in the area, and it has some of them on edge.

”It scares me, not knowing what could happen, if it could be me next, or something like that, and it’s pretty hectic,” said Courtney Laforrest, who lives in the same apartment complex.

Evansville City Councilman Alex Burton says Suggs’s death points to larger problems in the city driving violence.

”I knew Bre’osha and it was just, you know, it’s unfortunate,” said Burton. “Someone so full of life, so full of energy and someone who had ambitions, right? Of living her life to the fullest and was someone who had a connection to so many in our community.”

Burton says he’s working with other city leaders to create programs for youth to try and keep these types of incidents from happening in the future.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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