21-15002- On August 14th, around 7:30 p.m., Evansville Police Officers were dispatched to 2021 Old Business 41 in reference to a male who had been shot. Officers arrived and found the Victim with a gun shot wound to his foot. The Victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Investigators spoke with the Victim and determined that the Victim accidently shot himself. The Victim is a convicted serious violent felon and is not supposed to be in possession of a firearm. Once the Victim was medically cleared from the hospital, he was arrested and booked into the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center. The Victim was identified as 39-year-old Cameron J. Thompson and was charged with POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A SERIOUS VIOLENT FELON: IC CODE: 35-47-4-5.
21-15022-On August 14th, around 11:30 p.m., Evansville Police Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Ravenswood Dr. in reference to a group of juveniles who were trespassing in a vacant house. Another call came in about shots fired in that same area. When Officers arrived in the 700 block of Ravenswood Dr., they saw 46-year-old Christopher J. Outlaw in the middle of the street and he told officers he was the one who fired the shots. Outlaw told officers that he was shooting at the group of juveniles because they were trespassing. No one was shot or injured during the incident, but Outlaw put several people in danger when he fired his weapon. Outlaw was arrested and booked into the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center. Outlaw was charged with CRIMINAL RECKLESSNESS WITH A DEADLY WEAPON: IC CODE: 35-42-2-2(b)(1)(a).
21-15026-On August 15th, around 3:30 a.m., Evansville Police Officers were dispatched to another shots fired run. Dispatch received multiple calls that there were multiple shots being fired around Cherry and Riverside. Officers located a Victim who had a gunshot wound. The Victim was admitted to a local hospital for treatment. Dispatch received a call from another local hospital that another Victim showed up with a gunshot wound. It was determined that both Victims were shot during the same incident. Both Victims are expected to survive. This investigation is still active and no arrests have been made.
*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