Police say an Evansville teen was shot and killed after pulling out his gun first. The shooting happened Monday at 10:45 p.m. in the 2200 block of North Fulton Avenue.
Officers learned that 18-year-old DeAndre Ellington had met with several people to sell a handgun. According to witnesses, Ellington pointed a handgun at the group and tried to rob them.
One of the intended victims was armed with a handgun and fired several times in response to Ellington’s actions. Ellington was struck by gunfire and was pronounced dead a short time after the incident.
The person who shot Ellington was interviewed by police. At this time, he has not been charged with a crime.
All the guns at the crime scene were collected by investigators.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call EPD or WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.
EPD statement on Monday night Fulton Ave Shooting- pic.twitter.com/DJQntzpSSw
— Evansville Police (@EvansvillePD) December 3, 2019