EPD investigating fatal shooting- person of interest has been detaind


Evansville Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened in the 1500 block of N. Roosevelt on Friday evening. The call to 911 was received around 5:30pm.
Officers were called to an apartment when the resident returned home from a quick errand and found his wife suffering from a gunshot wound.
During the investigation, police located what appeared to be a bullet hole in the wall that separated the victim’s apartment from the neighboring apartment.
Officers were able to detain an occupant of the neighboring apartment and locate evidence that a gun had been fired inside that apartment. Police believe the round traveled through the wall and struck the victim.
The victim, Toni Bittler (41), was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.
The male occupant of the neighboring apartment has been detained. A female fled the apartment with a small child before officers arrived. She has not been located, but police have tentatively identifie d her.
The investigation is ongoing as police work to determine what led up to the shot being fired and who fired it.
Anyone with information is asked to call EPD or WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.


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