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Teen Accused Of Shooting Man With Eyes Closed, Hiding Gun


Police have arrested a teenager following a shooting in Evansville. 

In a news release, Evansville Police say officers responded to the area of Oregon and Oakley streets after a report of shots fired at about 8:25 Monday night.

Police found 23-year-old Brandon Hart with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

Police arrested 18-year-old Dylan Ellison.

The EPD says there was a verbal dispute between Ellison’s group and another group who were walking by his house.

Ellison allegedly told police he went inside, got a gun, and there was a second verbal dispute in which Ellison left his porch and confronted the group. 

Police say Ellison claimed he was protecting people when he fired the gun several times with his eyes closed.

Ellison allegedly buried the gun under his porch and changed clothes before police arrived.

Officers recovered the weapon.

Ellison faces charges of Aggravated Battery, Battery, Criminal Recklessness, and Obstruction of Justice.