JUST IN: Shooting/Attempted Murder Arrest 4900 blk Fairmont Ave

epd police car
epd police car

 On August 16th, around 6:30 a.m., Evansville Police Officers were dispatched to the 4900 block of Fairmont Ave. in reference to a male who had been shot. Officers located the adult victim on scene with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. At this time, it appears that the victim has a non-life-threatening injury. 

A witness gave officers a description of the suspects and it was reported that both of them were in possession of guns. The suspects were on bikes trying to flee from the scene. Officers in the area located them but both suspects continued to flee from officers. Officers were eventually able to apprehend both suspects and take them into custody without further incident. Two guns were recovered in the area of the apprehension. 

Both suspects were transported to EPD Headquarters for interviews with detectives. One suspect was identified as 26-year-old Lomante Williams. The other suspect is Williams’ juvenile cousin. The guardian of the juvenile was notified. 

A witness told detectives that Williams was her ex-boyfriend. Williams came over to her apartment with his juvenile cousin around 6:30 a.m. Williams found the victim inside the apartment, shot him, beat him up, and robbed him of his ID and money. The juvenile suspect helped beat up the victim and also took items from the victim’s pockets while he was laying on the floor. 

Lomante Williams was arrested and booked into the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center. Williams was charged with; Attempted Murder, Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Burglary w/Deadly Weapon, Battery w/Deadly Weapon, Resisting Law Enforcement, and Unlawful carry of a Handgun. 

The juvenile was charged with Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Burglary with a Deadly Weapon, Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Child with a Dangerous Weapon, and Resisting Law Enforcement. 

*If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Adult Investigations Unit at (812) 436-7979.