Evansville Police Discharge Their Weapons

An Evansville man is facing numerous charges after police responded to a call for shots fired.

At 8:30pm on Monday, Evansville Police were called to the area of Jefferson and Bedford for a report of a fight. Officers were also told that at least one shot had been fired.

Three officers arrived and attempted to detain 28 year old Marquelle Smith, but he tried to flee in a car.
During the encounter, two EPD officers discharged their handguns.

Smith continued to drive, but crashed into a yard barn a short distance away. He was taken into custody after struggling with officers. Smith was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, but it does not appear that he was injured during the police action shooting.

Smith is facing numerous charges that include attempted murder and resisting law enforcement.
The investigation is ongoing. Per EPD policy, the officers who fired their weapons will be placed on a three day administrative leave. Additional information will be released as the investigation allows.

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