An Orleans man is facing a charge of murder after an early Sunday morning shooting at the McDonald’s restaurant in Bedford.
Around 1:19 a.m. Sunday, Bedford Police officers responded to the parking lot after a report of a physical fight. But before they arrived, they were notified one male had been shot and the shooter had fled the scene.
Witnesses were able to provide police with a description of the vehicle and a direction of travel. A short time later police spotted the vehicle stopped at Patrick Robbins Way and State Road 37.
Evan Schaffer, 22, Orleans, was arrested and is currently being held in the Lawrence County Jail on the charge of murder.
The injured man, Justin Lampkins, was taken to IU Health Hospital where he later died from his injuries.
The investigation is ongoing and further information will be released at a later time.
According to social media posts, Lampkins was 4th person in line at the McDonald’s drive through.
The post noted the person in the first car ordered and then moved around, but the person in the second car, Schaffer, didn’t move so the driver in the third car honked their horn.
Schaffer allegedly got out of his car, went back to the driver in the car behind him and asked it he was the one that honked his horn. That driver said no, so he went to the next vehicle, Lampkins’ truck.
“Justin already had his window down and was with his girlfriend and a buddy,” Lampkins’ sister wrote on Facebook. “The guy (Schaffer) reached in Justin’s truck and grabbed him and punched him. Justin got out to go after the guy (Schaffer) and the guy (Schaffer) turned around a shot Justin dead in the chest. The guy (Schaffer) ran and Justin’s girlfriend and his buddy told the cops what he looked like and what car he was in and they (Bedford Police) caught him he’s in jail for murder charges.”