Seymour man facing attempted murder charge


A Seymour man was arrested and charged with attempted murder Saturday morning.

Police arrested Steven Kirschbaum, 50, after an incident that took place at a home in the 2600 block of North State Road 11, near the Freeman Field Recreational Facility.

Sheriff Mike Carothers said Kirschbaum and a woman inside the home had had an argument and Kirschbaum went outside. He was staying in a garage that was converted into housing on the property.

Kirschbaum then fired a .40 caliber handgun toward the house and at least six bullets entered the home through a wall and struck a television in the room where the woman was sitting in a chair, Carothers said. He added alcohol is believe to have played a role in the incident.

Police had initially reported Kirschbaum had fired the weapon from inside the garage where he was staying, but Carothers confirmed shots were only fired from outside the home.

Police obtained a search warrant for the home and removed multiple weapons. Detectives collected spent shells and casings for evidence.

Kirschbaum, who also was charged with intimidation, pointing a firearm and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, was booked into Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 5:44 a.m. He was being held without bond pending his initial hearing in Jackson Circuit Court.

The incident was the second involving gun fire in the city this past week as Seymour police continue to investigate a shooting that occurred April 23 outside R.R. Donnelley at Freeman Field.

That incident occurred when two truck drivers outside the facility were frustrated by the length of time a shipment was taking. Police believe one of them fired a weapon and four guns were taken from the truck.

No one was injured in that incident.

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