HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT)- An 18 year old man was arrested after allegedly shooting two people overnight in Evansville.
According to an affidavit, 18-year-old Xavier Carlos Washington, was arrested for his involvement in a shooting that sent two people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Dispatchers say that officers were sent to the 1300 block of west Virginia Street after they received a call of shots fired in the area. After receiving a description of the vehicle that the suspects had fled in, officers conducted a traffic stop on Fulton Avenue at a gas station, in which Washington was detained.
According to a release from the Evansville Police Department, one of the victims contacted an acquaintance about purchasing marijuana, which led to the acquaintance and Washington arriving at the home. Police say the victim exchanged some Xanax pills, but Washington returned to the home because he thought he had been shorted on a Xanax pill. During an argument, Washington pulled out a gun, and fired at one of the victims. The second victim opened the front door and was struck in the foot with a bullet.
Upon questioning, Washington admitted the altercation was over Xanax pills, but said he shot the victim in self defense. Washington was booked into the Vanderburgh County jail and is facing a charge of battery with a deadly weapon.