Two Arrested After Shooting; Victim Credited for Showing Restraint

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Evansville Couple Arrested After Shooting
Evansville Couple Arrested After Shooting
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

Las Vegas, NV –-( Tristate reports this week (8/11/2016) in Evansville, Indiana shortly before 10:30 Thursday morning, local officers were dispatched to the corner of Michael Avenue and Frisse Avenue on reports of a shooting incident.

A couple had agreed to meet with the female half’s ex-boyfriend, who is the father of her child, in a shopping center parking lot. Upon meeting, an argument ensued which then escalated into a minor physical fight. The ex-boyfriend then called his father to pick him up and take him home.

As the father and son arrived home, the couple who apparently had followed them drove up behind the father and son and the argument continued. The male half of the couple then pulled out a revolver, fired four to five quick shots and fled on foot.

The shooter ran down an alleyway while the female drove the car away. At the same time, the son was dialing 911. Responding Officers quickly apprehended the suspect and later also arrested his girlfriend. The shooter has been charged with attempted murder with a firearm and his girlfriend has been charged with one count of assisting a criminal.

The amazing part here is the restraint displayed by the intended victim, who has a permit to carry a concealed weapon and was armed with a semi-automatic pistol.

He said “When he (the shooter) took off running, I did not fire because he was not at the time jeopardizing my life.”

Police Captain Andy Chandler praised the restraint the alleged victim showed.

“It does appear that he used a lot of good, common sense and wisdom by choosing not to fire.”

The victim had just renewed his gun permit six months prior. Police believe the shooter ditched the gun in the area. If you happen to find it, police said you should not touch it and immediately call 911.

The victim now worries about retaliation. He did not want his name revealed or his face shown on camera.


The idiot bad guy fires blindly, fortunately, hitting nothing. The Carry Permit holder, not having a clean target, does not shoot because he’s in an area full of families.

Some will fault this hero for risking his life by not engaging the shooter round for round but that was, as it worked out, the right choice. No one was hurt and the bad guy is in jail, PERFECT!

Training combined with incredible courage works

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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This story leaves out an important part, the man who was attacked lawfully carried concealed,
he did not fire because his son was inside the car at the time, in the driveway.

Listen to the video on the page that is hyperlink at top of this article.


I’ll tell you what……….
….. I don’t have a “my baby’s momma” type of life. I’m just an old dude down here in, Georgia.
I’d like to think that I would react quickly and decisively. I ponder this everyday when I leave for work in the morning.
I am referring to defending myself…should it become necessary. Or defending others.

Would I have fled under fire? Dunno. I reckon there’s a lot of variables. Would I have returned fire? Yes. If able
Would I shot the codsac in the back while he was running away?
I hope not.

Gene Ralno

Showing restraint in such circumstances doesn’t always end well. And this perp may harm his next victim within a few years. Praising restraint is part of the leftist strategy.


What was the argument about? Why did the shooter run away instead of getting back into the car? And of course, can the shooter get any more stupid? He left witnesses alive that he knew could identify him. What did he think was going to come of this.

My momma always said, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

Chris Cliff

Another stupid white girl dating a thug want a be. Always winds up in the same result.


Cliff – Are you saying the same result is that she’ll be a ‘single momma’?


She already is a “single momma”.


I, personally, would have shot them both. The shooter & his girlfriend. Wounding only, of course.

Richard L

I have been to Evansville, Indiana,. Went there to pick up an Ambulance from a company that does/did custom coach work to bring back to New Hampshire. My how the place must have changed.

Wild Bill

@RR51, You…shoot! Ha, you spew liberal foolishness here all the time. Now you expect us to believe that you would shoot. Never mind the fragility of a self defense claim based on a female non-shooter and the shooter who was no longer perceived as a threat.