Evansville Police

Man accused of killing one woman, wounding another

May 21, 2018

Formal charges are expected to be filed this week against an Evansville man accused of shooting a woman and her adult daughter. 

56 year old Robert Ballard Jr. is expected to be charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with the shooting Friday night in the 1000 block of W. Delaware St. 

In a news release, Evansville Police said Ballard targeted the victims and shot them as they sat in a car, with the adult daughter’s two children in the car.

The kids were not injured. 

Police: Shooter in deadly spree targeted officers

May 16, 2018
John Gibson

An Evansville man who was killed during a shooting spree may have been mistaken for a police officer. 

Evansville Police released surveillance and body cam video from Friday night’s rampage in the 2400 block of N. Kentucky Avenue.

In one video, a female officer is heard under fire from shooter Barry Freeman – and warning other officers…

 "Guys! Get under cover!"

The officer’s car was riddled with bullets, the windows were shot out, and she narrowly missed being hit.

Another officer attempted to set-up a perimeter…

An autopsy has been completed on the body of a man shot to death by a police officer during a shooting spree on Evansville’s North Side. 

The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office says in an email that 51-year-old Barry Freeman died from two gunshot wounds to the chest.

Evansville Police said an officer shot Freeman in a yard on Joan Avenue near N. Kentucky Avenue Friday night.

Freeman was suspected of fatally shooting 56-year-old Jeffrey Kempf in the 2400 block of N. Kentucky at some point during the spree.

Shooting suspect dies

May 14, 2018

The man accused of a fatal shooting spree that prompted a lock down of an Evansville neighborhood is dead.

Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear announced in an email Monday  that 51-year-old Barry Freeman died Sunday night at Deaconess Midtown Hospital.

The incident began about 9:30 Friday night, in the 2400 block of North Kentucky Avenue in Evansville.

Man shot by EPD officer was holding fake gun

Apr 20, 2018

Evansville Police say a man shot by an officer was carrying a fake gun. 


Officers were dispatched to a possible rape on Spring Valley Road, off North Green River at about 6:40 Wednesday evening. 

Officers were told by the victim that the suspect was armed with a handgun and had left, but said he would return. 

While officers were on the scene, the suspect did return.