PRINCETON, Ind. - A man from Louisiana was arrested on a voluntary manslaughter charge in the death of a southwest Indiana man during a fight.
Claude Arender, 53, of Choushatta, Louisiana, was being held Sunday in the Gibson County Jail in Princeton, about 25 miles north of Evansville.
Witnesses told investigators that Arender's handgun discharged when he intervened in a fight between Raheim Bright, 21, of Vincennes, and another man early Friday morning.
Police said Arender told them he shot Bright.
Princeton Police Chief W.W. George said a group of men had been at a bar before going across the street to a duplex.
Arender had not been at the bar, George said, but came outside and confronted Bright with a small handgun.
"The story that I'm getting is that he went to strike the victim upside the head with the butt of the gun and it discharged and shot him in the head," George told the Evansville Courier & Press .
A hearing was set for July 17.
Daylight Saving Time 101: Time to fall back
Here's a quick brushing-up on your daylight saving time details, besides the fact that it's coming up soon.
Often-fatal virus threatens cats at IACC
An outbreak of a highly contagious virus at Indianapolis Animal Care and Control has halted surrenders and put the lives of dozens of cats at…
ISU data: Low rates of campus violence
Indiana State University police say data show the campus is safe despite two recent incidents, including a shooting involving two students.
West-side gunfire leaves 1 hurt
Metro police were looking for those responsible for a man's shooting overnight on the west end of Indianapolis.
Police: Man exposed himself to Columbus woman
A Nashville, Ind., man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly exposed himself to a woman in a Columbus parking lot.
Kokomo toddler dies from gunshot wound
A 9-month-old was pronounced dead Thursday after he was injured by a gunshot wound on Wednesday evening.