John Daley

Vincennes police Tuesday night arrested an Oaktown man on a charge of attempted murder following an altercation at a home near the corner of Seventh and Hart streets downtown.

Vincennes Police Department Chief Bob Dunham said officers Tuesday night arrested 30-year-old John Daley following a shooting at 704 Hart St.

Police say Daley shot another man in the chest following some kind of domestic-related dispute.

Daley shares a child with the woman who rents the apartment there, Dunham said. The child wasn’t, however, reportedly there at the time of the shooting.

Initial scanner traffic indicated Daley fled the scene, but he was actually hiding nearby, Dunham said.

“He hid at the scene,” the police chief explained. “He didn’t take off. We looked and eventually found him.”

Daley was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Knox County Jail; he is being held for at least 48 hours on a $75,000 cash-only bond.

The victim, whom police haven’t yet identified, was “up and talking” on the front porch of the home when police officers arrived shortly after 8:30 p.m.

He was then transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where he was then transferred again to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

Dunham said he didn’t have a condition report on the man.

Police have 48 hours to file their paperwork with the Knox County Prosecutor’s Office so official charges can be pursued; they have a handful of follow up interviews yet to do, Dunham said.

Police were also on site for hours after the shooting canvasing the area and talking to witnesses and neighbors.

“But anybody with any more information, we would gladly take the opportunity to talk to you,” Dunham said.

Detectives can be reached by calling VPD headquarters at 812-882-1630.

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