‘I just killed 2 guys’: Teen charged with murder & attempted murder

Teen charged with murder & attempted murder after Vanderburgh Co. shooting
Published: Mar. 15, 2023 at 11:18 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 15, 2023 at 5:51 PM CDT
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VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (WFIE) - The 18-year-old, who Vanderburgh County Deputies say is recovering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after two other men were shot, is now charged with murder, attempted murder and residential break-in.

Court records show a warrant was issued Wednesday for Austin Ousley.

Deputies say Ousley and a 17-year-old were inside a home on Cypress Dale Road and South Happe Road last month.

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They say Chad and Shawn Wildt confronted the teens for trespassing.

Deputies say the situation escalated and both Wildts were shot. Shawn was killed, and Chad was critically hurt.

The probable cause affidavit shows Ousley sent Snapchat messages to several people saying, “I just f***ing killed two guys. I was trespassing.”

The messages included a photo of a gun on his lap with blood stains.

Deputies say Ousley was later found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The sheriff says he has permanent brain damage.

“Up in Indianapolis, the hospital police are monitoring him, so he’s not in custody,” said Vanderburgh County Sheriff Noah Robinson. “He’ll be treated there until such a time that he’s able to return to Evansville. At that time, he’ll be placed in some sort of guard or monitoring.”

Deputies say the 17-year-old called 911 after the shootings, and was taken into custody.

The sheriff says he is facing charges in juvenile court.

Robinson says Chad Wildt has gone through multiple surgeries over 11 days in the hospital. The sheriff says he’s stable and hopes to talk to Wildt about what happened inside the house once he recovers further.

He held a brief press conference Wednesday afternoon: