Shooting Spree

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.