Evansville, Indiana

From the Evansville Courier & Press of July 30, 2007

Shots fired during liquor store robbery

A liquor store owner fired three shots today at an intruder who entered the store carrying a hammer, an Evansville Police Department report said.

William Shepherd, owner of Apollo Liquors at 1165 E. Riverside Drive, told police he was taking inventory in the store about 3 a.m. when a man entered through a rear door.

The man saw Shepherd, became startled and attempted to leave through a front door that was padlocked from the outside.

He then ran back toward Shepherd, “cornering him into the rear of the store with the hammer in his hand,” the police report stated.

Shepherd “felt threatened and fired a warning shot at the suspect,” according to the report. When he did not leave, Shepherd “fired two more shots at the suspect’s lower legs, possibly striking one of them.”

The suspect then said “you shot me, Mr. Shepherd” before leaving through the same door he had entered, police said.

No arrests have been made.

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