EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — New details about an Evansville shooting have surfaced.
Evansville Police say they were called to the 2200 block of North Fulton Avenue near Cody Street at 10:45 pm on Monday for a report of shots fired.
When officers arrived they found 18-year-old DeAndre Ellington on the sidewalk. Ellington had been shot and was unresponsive.
EPD says while investigating they discovered Ellington met with several people to sell a handgun.
Witnesses say Ellington pointed a handgun at the group in an attempt to rob them. One of the people he pointed the gun at was also had a handgun and fired several times as a response to Ellington’s actions.
Ellington was the only person hurt and was pronounced dead a short time after the incident.
The person who police believe shot Ellington was interviewed by police and has not been charged with a crime at this time.
Two handguns were found on the ground next to Ellington. They were collected by investigators. The gun used by the shooter was also collected by investigators.
The name of the victim in a deadly shooting late Monday night in Evansville has been released.
The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 18-year-old DeAndre Ellington. The coroner’s office said Ellington died at Deaconess Emergency at 10:59 Monday night after being shot.
Around 10:45 Monday night, police were called to the 2200 block of North Fulton Avenue, just north of the Corner Pocket Bar & Grill.
Police say when they got there, they found one person with a gunshot wound outside a home. Officers tell us the victim, Ellington, was unresponsive when they arrived.
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
According to investigators, weapons and cell phones were found at the scene of the shooting.
Their investigation, including the search for a suspect or suspects, is ongoing.
(This story was originally published on December 3, 2019)