The Washington Times-Herald

October 12, 2012

Bicknell man shoots neighbor in self defense

From Staff Reports
(Jasper) Herald

BICKNELL — The Knox County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to 7746 N. SR 159 at about midnight following a report of a man being shot.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered David M. Erdmann, 24, with a shotgun wound to the abdomen.

An investigation revealed Erdmann had been involved in a domestic battery situation with his girlfriend and, during the course of the battery, Erdmann entered an adjoining apartment where he accosted the tenant, Andrew L. Jackson, 43.

Erdmann was armed with a knife, according to a KCSD press release, and Jackson shot him. Preliminary results of the investigation, which included witness statements, indicate self-defense, the release stated.

Erdmann was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he underwent surgery for his injury.