Two sent to hospital after overnight shooting, stabbing


EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) – Three men attack a man while he’s sleeping: two of the men are the sons of the man being attacked. This happened in the 1300 block of S Ruston Ave in Evansville around 10:20 p.m.

According to Evansville Police, the victim was sleeping in his bed when two of his adult sons woke him up, confronted him, threatened him with force, and began beating him up. Markus Murphy, 20, was also there. He is not related to the other three.

EPD say all three men beat up the victim until he was unconscious. When he woke back up, he ran to the kitchen and grabbed a knife. The victim began waving the knife around when the alleged attackers would not let him leave the house.

The victim says he stabbed Murphy in the face, then one of the attackers shot him.


Once police arrived on scene, the victim was taken to the hospital. Murphy was treated for his stab wound and taken to jail. He is charged with battery resulting in serious bodily injury, confinement, and intimidation.

Evansville Police later arrested another suspect, 20-year-old Michael Longway, after he turned himself in. He is being charged with domestic battery resulting in serious bodily injury, confinement and intimidation. Another suspect was identified and is facing charges as well.

If you have information on this incident, please contact the Adult Investigation Unit at (812) 436-7979.

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