View Full Version : Drug deal led to fatal shooting of WM, 41 by 2 negros in Evansville, IN

01-03-2018, 07:19 AM

Drug deal led to East Side shooting, Evansville police say

Updated 2:13 p.m. CT Jan. 2, 2018

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A murder in the final week of 2017 was likely the result of a drug deal turned deadly robbery, according to Evansville Police.

Investigators believe 21-year-old Donovan Thomas was the person who shot and killed 41-year-old Michael Pardee on Saturday, according to court documents.

Thomas and 20-year-old DaSean Summers were arrested Monday as suspects in the fatal shooting, probable cause affidavits state.

Summers allegedly set up a drug sale with Pardee and drove there with at least three other people. According to the affidavit, he and Thomas got into the car with Pardee and another man who was driving with Pardee. Police believe Pardee was sitting in the back seat and Thomas in the front passenger seat.

The driver, who is not named in the affidavit, told police he and the victim were in Evansville to sell narcotics. Pardee was from Danville, Ind.

Thomas allegedly pulled out a gun during the sale and told the driver and Pardee he was robbing them. Police say when Pardee tried to convince him to stop, Thomas shot him in the face.


Michael Pardee

Current City and Hometown

Danville, Indiana

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