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Police: Arrest made in connection to Franklin St. shooting

Police: Arrest made in connection to Franklin St. shooting
Published: May. 12, 2022 at 8:25 AM CDT|Updated: May. 12, 2022 at 4:46 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - An arrest has been made in connection to a Franklin Street shooting that sent one person to the hospital.

As we reported, it happened on April 29 around 2:30 in the morning in the parking lot next to Franklin Street Tavern.

Officers say it may have started as an altercation before Davion Robinson was shot in the torso.

They say Robinson was loaded up in a car and taken to the hospital, where he was rushed into surgery.

According to the affidavit, Robinson’s heart stopped beating twice while being treated.

The document says that as of May 10, Robinson is still in the hospital and is on a ventilator.

Evansville police received a tip on May 9 about the possible identity of the shooter.

Officers say they were told the suspect was 41-year-old Clifton Carter after a witness saw a video of the incident.

“We had surveillance footage, we had witnesses that came forward and someone was shot,” Evansville Police Officer Taylor Merriss said. “We’re thankful when people do step up. We need that in this community, we need people to say, ‘Hey, this is the person that did it, here’s surveillance footage, take it all.’ We’re very thankful for that and we have somebody behind bars right now because of that.”

According to the affidavit, the witness that identified Carter was his cousin. The affidavit says she was also Robinson’s aunt.

Carter was arrested and booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail on Wednesday night.

He is facing several charges, including attempted murder, aggravated battery and battery committed with a deadly weapon.

Carter’s bond is set at $500,000.

Clifton Carter.
Clifton Carter.(Vanderburgh Co. Jail)

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