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LPD names a person of interest in Virginia Street shooting

Lafayette Police say the person suspected of pulling the trigger in last week’s homicide was the victim of an attempted robbery at the time.

Posted: Mar. 8, 2018 11:10 AM
Updated: Mar. 8, 2018 11:39 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Lafayette Police Department has released the name of the person of interest in Friday's fatal Virginia Street shooting. 

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After a freedom of information request, Lafayette police told News 18 officers determined that 35-year-old Curtis Stewart was a person of interest in the shooting. Stewart was also listed as a victim of an attempted robbery at the time.

He was later located and police department personnel collected a small caliber handgun as a part of their investigation. Stewart was questioned and later released. 

Related: LPD: Shooter interviewed and released" in Friday's 9th Street homicide

On Friday, March 2, Lafayette Police responded to a report of a shooting in the area of South 9th Street and Virginia Street. Officers arrived and located the victim, 30-year-old Thayer Summers. The case is being investigated by police as a homicide.

The Lafayette Police reiterate this was not a random act and there is no threat to the public.

On March 6, Brooke Stichter was arrested by Lafayette Police Department Detectives on a preliminary charge of conspiracy to commit armed robbery resulting in bodily injury.

Related: Investigation into fatal shooting leads to arrest

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at (765) 807-1200 or the anonymous We-Tip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME.

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