EPD gives update after shooting man on Indiana St.

EPD gives update after shooting man on Indiana St.
Published: May. 9, 2023 at 12:44 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville Police say they have been involved in an officer involved shooting.

Police say two officers were patrolling the area of the 1500 block of Indiana Street Tuesday when they spotted a man standing behind his car.

They say they recognized the man as someone with current felony warrants and approached him.

The warrant was for a failure to appear in connection with drug charges.

Body camera and dash camera footage shows a pair of officers approached with their weapons drawn and began yelling at him to show his hands.

He reached back and police say he pulled out a gun and cocked the slide back.

Police shot him and he’s now in the hospital. Police said he was awake when he was taken by an ambulance.

We have no word on his current condition.

Sergeant Anna Gray said the officers approached with their guns out because of his history.

“He had a felony warrant and they also know he was a convicted violent felon,” said Sgt. Gray. “So just kind of the nature of it taking him into custody, he’s at a vehicle, they drew their weapons.”

A press conference was held at 4:45 p.m. that addressed the entire situation.

Listen to the witness and Police Sgt. Anna Gray here:

Witness and Evansville Police describe officer involved shooting

You can view the full press conference below, (warning graphic language is used in the body cam footage):

EPD gives update on Indiana St. shooting

Our Steve Mehling spoke with a witness shortly after the shooting:

EPD gives update after shooting man on Indiana St.