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One dead, one in custody after police shooting

UPDATE (12:00 A.M.): 

Authorities responded to the 2400 block of N. Kentucky Ave. to a shooting when they were ambushed. Several law enforcement vehicles were struck by gunfire. Fortunately, no officers or deputies were injured.

EPD says after shooting at law enforcement, the gunman retreated into the neighborhood. At least one officer engaged the shooter during an hour long incident. The suspect was found in a yard and taken into custody. He's being treated for gunshot wounds.

One victim was found at the original shooting call. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. EPD says at this time, it appears the victim was randomly targeted by the suspect.

Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear has identified the victim as 56-year-old Jeffrey Kempf.

UPDATE (11:30 P.M.):

EPD Sgt. Jason Cullum says one man was shot in an altercation and was treated at the scene. No word on his condition. 

Cullum says the suspect was shot and taken to the hospital under police guard. No word on that person's condition. No identities are being released at this time.

No officers were injured in the gunfire.

Nearby residents are encouraged to check their yards, cars, etc. for any damage or evidence.

EPD says a shelter is no longer in place and the threat appears to be over.

UPDATE (10:40 P.M.): 

Evansville Police says one person is in custody in connection with the active shooter situation. Situation remains fluid. Area remains closed off. 


Vanderburgh County Central Dispatch confirms that a white male opened fire on officers. No injuries are reported at this time.

Evansville Police are still searching for this active shooter at this time.


The Evansville Police Department says officers are in the middle of an active shooter situation at this hour. 

This is happening near Negley Ave. and Kentucky Ave. not far from Stringtown Rd. and Diamond Ave.

Diamond Ave. is shut down all the way to Highway 41 at this time. Everyone is asked to avoid the area. 

Police have a large perimeter, and this is still very active situation. 

Eyewitness News is on the scene and will continue to bring updates as this situation unfolds.

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(This story was originally published May 11, 2018)

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