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Case set for review after man dies 10 months after shooting

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Prosecutors are reviewing the case of an Indiana man charged with attempted murder, since the man he is accused of shooting last summer died from his injuries.

The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s office says Austin Smith died Friday. He was shot on Aug. 31, 2017. Twenty-two-year-old Travis Phelps is accused of firing several shots into Smith’s car, causing him to crash.

A woman who was in Smith’s car reportedly argued with Phelps then called Smith and asked for a ride.

Phelps has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, but WFIE-TV reports that the county prosecutor’s office said in a statement it will review his case “and take into account this new development.”

The Evansville Courier & Press reports that Phelps remains jailed without bond.