"Armed and dangerous" suspect now in EPD custody

Ronald W. Fenwick, 29. (Source: Evansville Police Department)
Ronald W. Fenwick, 29. (Source: Evansville Police Department)

The Evansville Police Department tweeted about an peaceful end to standoff on Covert Avenue.

Police say the suspect, 29-year-old Ronnie Fenwick, is facing numerous charges, including attempted murder.

It started Monday morning on Keller Street when police say a man and a woman were arguing at a home. At some point during that argument, Fenwick fired a shot.

The woman involved is believed to be Fenwick's ex-girlfriend. She was not injured in the shooting.

According to police, an animal control officer near the 1300 block of Keller made the original call to law enforcement.

Police say Fenwick left the scene in a car driven by his mother before officers arrived. She was located at another house, but Fenwick was no longer with her.

Officers were able to get information that Fenwick was in the south side and checked several addresses.

Fenwick was found in the 400 block of Covert. Members of the EPD SWAT Team were able to surround the house, while uniformed officers helped neighbors get out of harm's way.

Two nearby schools reacted to the search: Cedar Hall Elementary was in "Secure Mode" for a while and Glenwood Leadership Academy at one point was placed on "Precautionary Secure Mode."

EVSC's Marsha Jackson say "Secure Mode"means no one is allowed in or out of the building.

We're told the suspect will face several charges, including attempted murder, possession of a firearm, criminal recklessness, and criminal confinement.

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