Coroner IDs men killed in Lodge Avenue incident; cops say bystander fired at shooter

EVANSVILLE − One man shot and killed another man outside an Evansville convenience store Wednesday night, only then to be shot and killed himself by an armed bystander, city police say.

Vanderburgh County Deputy Coroner David Anson identified the deceased men as Nicholas Fenwick, 28, and 33-year-old Brett Coulson. Police haven't said which man was reportedly the initial shooter, and the bystander hasn't been publicly identified.

According to an Evansville Police Department news release, police responded to a report of shots fired at the Lodge Food Mart at 2100 Lodge Ave., at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Dispatchers fielded a 911 call from the bystander claiming to have shot one of the deceased men. He reportedly told detectives in a later interview that he was in the parking lot of the store when he saw the two men arguing. One of them pulled a handgun, fired it several times in the air, and then fatally shot the other man.

The bystander told police he then told the shooter to drop his weapon, but then shot at him as he fled behind the store, the release states.

A witness allegedly corroborated the suspect's account of the incident, police said. The release noted that the investigation is still active, no arrests have been made and that's it's too early in the investigation to determine what charges, if any, will be filed.

This article originally appeared on Evansville Courier & Press: EPD: Alleged Lodge Avenue shooter was shot, killed by bystander