EPD: Man died following police-involved shooting

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Update 8:51 p.m.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – One person is dead following a police action shooting in Evansville.

It happened near Morgan Avenue and Theater Drive.

According to police, officers were responding to a traffic accident.

Police say just before 6:30, they received a call from a witness saying a driver had swerved off the road and hit a traffic pole.

EPD says when the first officer arrived on scene shortly after, they reported the driver was behaving erratically.

They say the driver made quick, sudden movements while being questioned by police that’s when the officer fatally shot him.

EPD says they believe the officer was wearing body cam and they will review it as part of their investigation.

The officer has been put on paid administrative leave, which is the department policy.

Police don’t know how long the road will be closed.

The Vanderburgh County Coroner is at the scene.

The person’s name has not been released at this time.

We’ll continue to update information once it becomes available.

Update 8:21 p.m.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – A man is dead following a police action shooting in Evansville.

It happened near Morgan Avenue and Theatre Drive.

According to police, an officer was investigating a crash before the shooting happened. That man has died.

The person’s name has not been released at this time.

The Vanderburgh County Coroner is at the scene.

We’ll continue to update information once it becomes available.

Original Story

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – An investigation is underway following a police action shooting in Evansville.

It happened near Morgan Avenue and Theater Drive.

Police have roads in the area shut down as they investigate.

The Vanderburgh County Coroner is at the scene of the shooting.

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(This story was originally published on October 28, 2019)

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