Evansville Police Investigating Possible Murder-Suicide

The Evansville Police Department is investigating the death of a 34-year-old woman they say was fatally shot Saturday night. Officers say the suspect, a man, then took his own life.

Posted: Nov 28, 2021 11:48 AM
Updated: Nov 29, 2021 12:23 PM

The Evansville Police Department is investigating a potential murder-suicide.

According to EPD Sgt. Anna Gray, officers responded to a shots-fired call in the 1000 block of West Iowa Street just after 6 p.m. on Saturday that resulted in the death of a woman in her 30s.

According to a release from EPD, the suspect, a man, shot the woman before shooting himself. When officers arrived on the scene, both the man and the woman were found dead.

Update: Vanderburgh Co. Coroner Identifies Two Dead in Possible Murder-Suicide

The police report states officers had just been at the woman's home a few hours prior, investigating a criminal mischief complaint against her ex-boyfriend.

But EPD says the ex-boyfriend left before they arrived, and told the woman she should get a protective order against him.

EPD does not say whether this incident from a few hours prior is tied to the woman's death or if the ex-boyfriend is the suspect in the shooting.

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