EPD Holds Press Conference on Officer-Involved Shooting

A press conference is expected to begin at 3:30 p.m. concerning the officer-involved shooting which happened outside of the Federal Building in downtown Evansville on Tuesday.

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It's unclear what details will be discussed during the press conference.

An autopsy on Ricky Ard, 55, was scheduled to begin Wednesday according to the Vanderburgh County Coroner.

Background on Shooting

Evansville Police said it was a series of events dating back to Monday, which led to Tuesday's deadly confrontation.

Ard was reportedly escorted out of the federal building on Monday after being upset with a government agency.

Police said he returned Tuesday with a baseball bat and began to break some of the glass on the building.

Some of that glass reportedly hit a federal security officer in the face.

According to the Evansville Police Department, a city officer tried to subdue Ard with a taser.

However, authorities said Ard continued to act aggressively. That's when the city officer and the federal officer reportedly opened fire.

Police said a knife was also recovered at the scene.

The names of the officers involved have not been released.

EPD policy mandates the city officer be placed on paid leave for three days before giving a formal statement.

(This story was originally published on August 30, 2017)


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