Evansville Man Evades Murder Charge

An Evansville man has evaded a murder charge.

47-year-old Robert Mills shot 41-year-old Keith Kessinger Sunday night.

WFIE reports that Mills and Kessinger knew each other and that Kessinger was allowed into the home prior to the shooting.

A witness told police that Mills warned Kessinger not to come into the room where he was and said he had a gun and would shoot Kessinger.

Police said there was evidence to support Mills’ claim that the shooting was in self-defense, so they will not proceed with a murder charge.