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Police discuss stabbings and Lafayette's 1st homicide of 2018

Lafayette has had a violent start to 2018. So far, there have been four stabbings and now a fatal shooting. Lafayette police are still looking for the person behind the homicide.

Posted: Jan. 29, 2018 11:48 PM
Updated: Jan. 30, 2018 4:59 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette has had a violent start to 2018. So far, there have been four stabbings and a fatal shooting. Lafayette police are still looking for the person behind the homicide.

The shooting happened Saturday night on Alabama Street. When police arrived on scene, they found Kenneth Williams with a gunshot wound. They are now actively searching for William Sutherland.

Police were able to identify him as a person of interest because multiple people were in the home at the time of the shooting.

Lafayette police are still patrolling the area where the homicide took place. However, Lt. Scott Galloway says they won't be increasing patrols because they believe Sutherland will not return to the home.

Right now, investigators say Sutherland could be staying with family out of state. Police don't believe any of the crimes so far this year have been random acts.

"The stabbing issues and the shooting — these are people that knew each other, that had arguments and disagreements that took it to the next level and included weapons in their resolution of their arguments," said Galloway.

Galloway says they always have an increased presence near Alabama Street because it’s near the Lafayette Police Department Training Center. He says they use the street as a cut-through.

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