EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) – Two people are dead after a suspected late night robbery on Evansville’s north side.
According to Evansville Police, neighbors in the 1100 block of West Mill Road heard arguing inside an apartment followed by gun shots. When police arrived on scene, they say they could hear someone yelling about being shot.
Officers made entry into the apartment and saw two victims on the floor with gunshot wounds. According to a news release, one of the victims, identified as Vito Acardo Allen, 43, was deceased and the other victim, identified as Thomas R. James, 50, had life threatening injuries. James was transported to a hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
Officers tell us one of the victims appeared to be a resident of the apartment. Law enforcement officials say they believe the incident began as a robbery and the suspect and victim shot each other. EPD says there does not appear to be a threat to public safety and detectives are not actively seeking out a person of interest or suspect.