Police have arrested 40 year old Baron Jerrell Lights in connection with the Thursday morning shooting at the Home Life Studios.
Evansville Police say they believe Lights arrived at the hotel with 38 year old Jerome Wilkins and the two men, who were armed with handguns, attempted to rob several occupants in a room. Police say one of the occupants was also armed and a shootout ensued in the room. Investigators believe all 3 men fired their guns during the incident.
According to police, Wilkins and the armed occupant were injured by gunfire. They indicate Wilkins died at a local hospital shortly after being driven there by an acquaintance.
Authorities say 32 year old Jessy Suttle was the occupant who was injured during the robbery. He remains hospitalized, and his current condition is not being released.
Detectives are still investigating the incident. At this time, police say it is unknown who fired the rounds that caused Wilkins’ fatal wound or Suttle’s injury.
LIGHTS has been charged with Murder, Attempted Murder, Robbery with Serious Bodily Injury
Burglary, and 4 counts of Criminal Confinement.