Evansville Man Dies after Alleged Burglary

An alleged burglar is shot and killed in Evansville early Sunday morning.

Police say they were called to the 1100 block of Adams Avenue around 4 a.m. for a report of shots fired.

Officers found Malcolm Payton, 25, in the 1100 block of Washington Ave. with a gunshot wound. Officers also found a fun on the ground under Payton. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

EPD talked to a man who said Payton was breaking into his home when the shooting happened. He told police Payton was wearing a mask and was armed with a gun as he crawled in through his bedroom window.

Authorities say based on the information and physical evidence the investigators have right now, the actions of the homeowner appear to be within the law.

If you have any information about the investigation, you’re asked to call EPD at 1-812-436-7979 or WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.


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