Man arrested for allegedly firing shot at Evansville bar

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – An Evansville man was arrested on Sunday morning after police said he allegedly fired a shot in the parking lot of a bar.

Officers were called around 3 a.m. to the 1800 block of of North Fulton Avenue at the K.C.’s Corner Pocket after a crowd gathered and a large fight broke out in the parking lot after the bar closed.

Public Information Officer Sgt. Nick Winsett said as an off-duty officer was attempting to break up the fight, he heard one shot fired nearby.

EPD said the off-duty officer immediately drew his department issued firearm and began giving the suspect verbal commands to drop his weapon. The suspect complied with officers and was quickly placed into custody.

Authorities later identified 32-year-old Anthony Smallings as the alleged shooter. He was booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail on charges of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.

EPD said no one was injured and officers were able to quickly apprehend Smallings.

(This story was originally published on May 2, 2021)

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