Additional details released in Saturday shooting in Seymour


Police released additional details of a shooting Saturday evening that left one man injured and another held on an attempted murder charge.

Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott said Cory Pollard, 39, of Seymour shot Deldrake Ealy, 44, also of Seymour at 8:55 p.m. Saturday during an argument about a woman.

Abbott said a witness told police they saw Pollard and Ealy shoving each other in a black sports utility vehicle while parked at a stoplight at the intersection of Tipton and South O’Brien streets.

The altercation escalated and Ealy exited the vehicle, and Pollard then shot him once in the lower left side and left the scene, police said.

Ealy then entered Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, 524 E. Tipton St., and told people he had been shot, police said.

He was taken to Schneck Medical Center and then airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital. An update on his condition was not available Sunday afternoon.

A witness who reported the incident stayed on the phone with dispatchers, Abbott said, and followed Pollard to Burkart Crossing Apartments, 1021 Stoneridge Drive, where police were able to take him into custody shortly after 9 p.m.

Pollard declined to speak with officers before he was taken to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown, where he was being held without bond. He was booked in at 10:54 p.m.

The weapon has not been recovered yet, but officers spent Sunday afternoon retracing Pollard’s path following the shooting in hopes of finding the handgun.

Police said a .9 millimeter handgun was used and police recovered a bullet and shell casing.

Abbott acknowledged the role a witness played in the department’s effort to arrest Pollard and thanked them.

“The witness did not put themselves in danger, kept a safe distance and let us know where the suspect was going,” Abbott said. “We always talk about seeing something and saying something and this was a perfect example of that.”

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