Coroner: Death of man in Evansville being investigated as homicide

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Evansville Police said one person is dead after a shooting early Saturday morning near the city’s downtown.

Police say a 911 caller stated that he was in the area of South Bedford Avenue and heard three shots fired. When asked follow up questions, the caller was uncooperative and unwilling to meet with officers.

Public Information Officer Sgt. Nick Winsett said officers found a deceased subject inside of a residence in the 500 block of S. Bedford Avenue around 8 a.m. Police said it appears the subject was possibly killed sometime overnight.

The Vanderburgh County Coroner was called to the scene and said that the death is being investigated as a homicide.

The Coroner said an autopsy on the adult male victim is scheduled for Monday.

Officers say no suspects are in custody at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Evansville Police Department’s Detective Office at 812-436-7979 or the We Tip Line at 1-800-78-CRIME.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

(This story was originally published on April 3, 2021)

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