Police: Evansville Man Shot Early Friday Morning, Is Expected to Survive

Richard Gootee, Courier Press, May 30, 2014

Evansville police are investigating an early-morning shooting on Friday that left one person injured.

Authorities identified the injured man as 39-year-old Burt Bender. Bender was shot once in the abdomen. He is expected to survive, according to an Evansville Police Department news release.

{snip} Bender told investigators he was walking home when a group of black men in a red Pontiac car approached him.

Bender, who is white, told police that the men in the car yelled several racial slurs at him before one of them shot him, according to the department news release.

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