Officer Involved Shooting in the 1500 blk S Evans Ave.

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 On October 25th, around 5:42 p.m., Evansville Police Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Cross St. in reference to a Disorderly Conduct. The caller stated that the subjects were fighting and threw a fish tank out the door. 

Around 5:55 p.m., the responding EPD Officer arrived on scene and made contact with a female who was walking out of an apartment. She told the officer that everything was fine. Another female who was inside of the apartment, closed the door when the officer tried to speak with her. The officer did not witness any injuries on either female and left the scene. 

At 6:02 p.m., Dispatch received another 911 call about a person with a gun. The caller saw the same female, who had been involved in the earlier Disorderly Conduct run, walking outside towards the park carrying a gun. The female was described as a white female wearing a multi-color hoodie with black leggings. 

At 6:08 p.m., a responding EPD officer encountered the female in the 1500 block of S. Evans Ave. The female displayed a gun, and the officer ordered the female to drop the gun. The female did not comply with the officer’s commands. The officer discharged his duty weapon. The female was shot, fell to the ground, and landed on the gun. 

For officer safety purposes, an EPD K9 was used to separate the female away from the gun so officers could approach her to render first aid. Officers, including an EPD Tactical Medic, rendered first aid to the female until AMR and Evansville Fire medics arrived on scene. They also attempted life-saving measures, but the 

female was pronounced dead at the scene. No other individuals were injured during this incident. This is still an active investigation. 

A Media Press Conference will be held at EPD Headquarters at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, October 26th, to discuss updated information and review officer body cam footage.