Evansville police address deadly Friday night shooting

Lester Mason
May 17, 2018

Dramatic surveillance footage released by police in Evansville, Indiana show a almost hour-long encounter between officers and a man they say targeted them, firing round after round, first from an AR-15 rifle and later from a shotgun, reports CBS affiliate WTTV. Evansville, Indiana police released video that shows Barry Freeman, 51, fire numerous shots at police with an AK-47 rifle on May 11. Police say Freeman shot and killed his neighbor, Jeffrey Kempf, after mistaking him for an officer. Freeman was taken to a hospital, where he later died, according to CBS News.

Freeman was armed with a shotgun and an AR-15. Investigators recovered surveillance video from a neighbor's house that showed Freeman's assault on law enforcement.

"Somehow we managed to get through this without any officers being injured", said Sgt. Jason Cullum. Body worn cameras also captured the event as it unfolded. The department described the attack as an ambush on officers.

WARNING- The video may be considered disturbing to some viewers.


"When I say that he was targeting patrol cars, he was targeting patrol cars because he believed there were police officers inside of them".

"The amount of rounds that were fired, when you look at no injuries and no deaths, there's really no way to explain it.other than we were lucky", said Cullum. Cullum added that Freeman didn't target civilian vehicles passing by and only aimed at law enforcement officials. Bullets from the fray struck at least four police vehicles and several nearby buildings.

Surveillance footage from the shooting came from a neighbor's home, police said.

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