Officers with the Evansville Police Department and the Indiana State Police responded to an incident in the 1800 block of Stinson Avenue around 11:00 PM Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

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The call was originally a report of a possible kidnapping. According to several media outlets including our media partner Eyewitness News, shots were fired by law enforcement, and the Coroner was called to the scene.

This is a developing story, and the Evansville Police Department will have a live stream news conference later today.

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If you hear sirens and want to know what's going on, EvansvilleWatch on Facebook is the best place to look. They do an excellent job of listening to the police scanner in the Vanderburgh and Warrick county areas and posting updates as they come in. Most of the calls are routine, but I found several that had me shaking my head!

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