Lafayette man found guilty of shooting during drug deal

A jury has found a Lafayette man guilty of using and discharging a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.

Posted: Dec. 13, 2017 3:25 PM
Updated: Dec. 14, 2017 10:51 AM

WARSAW, Ind. (WLFI) — A jury has found a Lafayette man guilty of using and discharging a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.


26-year-old Edward Bishop was convicted in the Northern Indiana U.S. district court.

Prosecutors say the charge stems from an attempted drug deal.

As News 18 previously reported, it happened in a Walmart parking lot in Warsaw.

Investigators said Bishop was meeting with a woman to attempt to sell a small amount of marijuana.

When the deal went bad, Bishop approached the woman's car with a handgun. That's when she sprayed him with pepper spray and drove away. Bishop then fired shots at the car, striking the woman in the arm.

She was taken to a hospital in Fort Wayne with non-life-threatening injuries.

Prosecutors say Bishop was attempting to sell a small amount of marijuana when he shot the drug buyer in the arm.

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