Sunday, October 14, 2012

(IN)Bicknell Man Shoots Neighbor In Self Defense

(BICKNELL — The Knox County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to 7746 N. SR 159 at about midnight following a report of a man being shot.

The Jasper Herald reports, when police arrived, deputies discovered David M. Erdmann, 24, with a shotgun wound to the abdomen.

An investigation revealed Erdmann had been involved in a domestic battery situation with his girlfriend and, during the course of the battery, Erdmann entered an adjoining apartment where he accosted the tenant, 43-yaer-old Andrew L. Jackson.

Erdmann was armed with a knife, according to a KCSD press release, and Jackson shot him. Preliminary results of the investigation, which included witness statements, indicate self-defense, the release stated.

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