On January 23, around 11:30 p.m., the Evansville Police Department was called to the 1000 block of Allens Ln in reference to a burglary in progress. The caller stated that someone was attempting to break into their home. While headed to this location officers were advised that shots had been fired. Upon arrival there were visible bullet holes to the residence and the neighbor’s house. Officers cleared the residence, not locating anyone who may have entered from the outside.
Officers discovered several bullet holes throughout the residence as well as narcotics evidence. It was quickly determined that the shots all came from the inside the home. The resident, Joshua David Hudson (37), was found to have fired his girlfriend’s gun all throughout the home, aiming randomly and unloading an entire magazine. Hudson believed that someone was attempting to break into his residence, but proof of that could not be found. Although no one was struck by gunfire, there were several bullet holes in his residence as well as the neighbor’s residence.
Hudson’s girlfriend and their two children were in the home at the time of the shooting. Due to finding narcotics evidence, the reckless behavior of the father and the living conditions, the children were taken from the home, by the Department of Child Services (D.C.S.), and released to a family member.
Hudson was transported to the Vanderburgh County Corrections Center and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, criminal recklessness, and possession of a firearm by a violent felon.
On January 24, around 12:30 a.m., the Evansville Police Department (E.P.D.) was called to a local hospital to investigate two victims with gunshot wounds.
After arriving at the hospital E.P.D. Officers were able to determine that 5 people were in a car driving east on the Lloyd Expressway near US 41 when the front seat passenger said he spit gum out the window and may have hit or come near a car in the lane to the right. The car was described as a dark colored passenger car. A male in that car brandished a handgun and pulled up next to the victims. He fired multiple shots at the car, striking the nearest front and rear seat passengers. 5 bullet holes were later discovered in the victim’s vehicle.
Neither the victims nor witnesses in the car had ever seen the suspect before. The victims are expected to survive their injuries.
If anyone witnessed this incident or has any knowledge of it, they are asked to call the Evansville Police Department’s Detective Office at 812-436-7979, or the WeTip Line at 1-800-78-Crime.
Around 12:30 a.m. on January 24, a resident living in the 1800 block of S. Garvin St. called to say they found a black male beating on their door with multiple serious stab wounds that was in and out of consciousness.
Arriving officers rendered aid to the victim until he was taken to the hospital by way of an ambulance, where he was rushed into surgery.
A scene was located across the street on the sidewalk near the intersection of Sweetser and Garvin, where a large pool of blood and some of the victim’s personal items were found.
Due to the victim being in and out of consciousness, officers were unable to gather any suspect information from him.
If anyone has information about this incident they are asked to call the Evansville Police Department’s Detective office at 812-436-7979, or the WeTip Line at 1-800-78-Crime.