Indiana State Police detectives investigate overnight shooting in Mt. Vernon

POSEY CO. – Friday night, August 26, at approximately 8:42, Posey County 911 Dispatch received a call from a residence located at 160 SR 62 West in Mt. Vernon in reference to a man and a woman who had been shot.

Moments later, Mt. Vernon Police arrived and located Herbert Wade, 58, on the living room floor with a gunshot wound. Melissa Wade, 48, was in a rear bedroom with a gunshot wound. A male juvenile relative was also inside the residence during the shooting, but he was not injured.

Indiana State Police detectives are currently investigating the shooting. According to detectives, Herbert and Melissa Wade are married and were involved in an argument when Melissa Wade allegedly shot Herbert Wade in the chest with a handgun. Detectives believe Melissa accidentally shot herself in the leg. They were both transported to Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville. Herbert Wade is currently being treated for life-threatening injuries. Melissa Wade is currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation and further information will be released as it becomes available.

Investigating Officers: Sergeant/Detective Chandler, Detective Wilson, Sergeant Clamme, Sergeant Staggs, Trooper Roberts, and Trooper Vennekotter, Indiana State Police.

Assisting Agencies: Mt. Vernon Police and Posey County Sheriff’s Office