Henderson man arrested after reports of shots fired behind Evansville bar

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VANDERBURGH CO, Ind (WEHT) – A Henderson man is facing charges of possessing a handgun without a license after police say he fired shots in a parking lot behind an Evansville business early Saturday morning.

Police say they were called to the area of Chaser’s Bar and Grill just before 3 a.m. and found Anthony Eddnesit Antia, 26, standing next to a vehicle behind Smitty’s Italian Steakhouse. Police also found spent shell casings and live rounds on the ground next to the vehicle.

According to a media report, police obtained a search warrant and found a handgun in Antia’s vehicle.

Anthony Eddnesit Antia, 26, of Henderson, KY (Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office)

Antia was taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail, where he was later released.

(This story was originally published on April 25, 2021)

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