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Evansville Man Arrested In Connection To Early Morning Shooting Monday

One victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Posted: Mar 15, 2021 7:40 AM
Updated: Mar 15, 2021 12:45 PM

An Evansville man remains in Vanderburgh County Jail after an arrest in connection to a shooting early Monday morning.

Evansville Police said that 18-year-old Jacob Rivera potentially faces Battery with a Deadly Weapon and other charges after a shooting on South Denby Avenue.

Around 1:30 Monday morning, EPD arrived to an apartment after an argument took place which lead to the shooting.  EPD said that two people in the apartment where trying to get the third person to leave.  The third person pulled out a gun and shot one of the victims in the leg. 

The victim went to a local hopsital with non-life threatening injuries and expects to survive.

Rivera being held on No Bond, pending an initial appearance in court.

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Temperatures dipped back into the upper 30s and low 40s for many of us early this morning, marking our coldest start to a day in Evansville (where we fell to 41°) in more than a week. Fortunately, the chilly start to the day didn't mean that our afternoon would be a loss, it was anything but - in fact, after seeing temperature around 57° by our lunch hour, afternoon highs crept back into the mid to low 60s area-wide; we hit 63° in the River City - while that's still 2° shy of the norm for October 27th, we'll take a 3° increase over yesterday's high of 60°. The clear skies that allowed temperatures to climb as high as they did earlier on however, are on their way out as our next round of rainfall inches ever closer. The remainder of the evening ahead should remain dry, but isolated rainfall will return to the Tri-State as early as the overnight and predawn hours Thursday.
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