Two arrests made in Monday morning shooting


Evansville Police have made two arrests in the shooting that injured a man on Monday morning. Police were called to the area 920 W Columbia around 9:50am for a report of a person who had been shot. Officers arrived and found 34 year old Joseph Brown in an alley. Brown had been shot once. Brown told investigators he met two men in an alley to sell them a fake Gucci watch. During the transaction, Brown was shot and robbed by a white male who then fled in a car being driven by a black. Brown recognized the black male and identified him as MICHAEL HINES. Police located HINES and the car around 2:15pm near Riverside and Lodge. He was taken into custody without incident.
Based on statements from Brown and HINES, investigators determined the shooter was 18 year old GAGE SLOAN. SLOAN was located around 11:00pm. He was known to frequent the area of 7th/ Fountain and was spotted by officers as he entered 1511 Fountain Ave. SLOAN was taken into custody after a brief standoff .

SLOAN was arrested for:
Robbery with Serious Bodily Injury L2 Felony
Aggravated Battery with a Firearm L3 Felony
Theft L6 Felony

HINES was arrested for:
Robbery with Serious Bodily Injury L2 Felony
Possession of K2 CL A Misdemeanor


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