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EPD: Evansville man wanted for attempted murder in connection to shooting

EPD: Evansville man wanted for attempted murder in connection to shooting

Bill Stephens

May 6th, 2016

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Police are looking for an Evansville man wanted for attempted murder in connection to a shooting Thursday afternoon near Riverside and Grand.

According to Evansville Police, the shooting occurred around 4:25 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of Zesto’s where 20 year old Donovan Thomas was found in with a gunshot wound to his leg. After officers applied a tourniquet, police say Thomas identified the man who shot him as 21 year old Michael Merriweather. However, police indicate Thomas did not provide them with a possible motive.

Merriweather remains at large and is wanted for attempted murder and criminal recklessness. Authorities say he is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Merriweather or this case is asked to Evansville Police at 812-436-7979 or WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.

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