Police investigating an armed robbery near location where body was found

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A pizza delivery driver fired his gun at the robbery suspect

Posted: Aug. 21, 2018 4:40 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette police are investigating a report of a possible armed robbery early Tuesday morning. Around 12:50 a.m. Tuesday morning the Lafayette Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery that took place at 3900 block of Amelia Avenue. The incident took place near the location where the body of 16-year-old Keiandre Holt was found later Tuesday morning.

According to Lafayette police, A pizza delivery driver, Cody Achgill, reported a male attempted to rob him while he was making a delivery. He fired his handgun at the suspect, who then reportedly ran away. Achgill notified police of the robbery. Officers from the LPD recovered a handgun, believed to belong to the suspect.

Detectives on the case are investigating to see if this incident is related to the report of a deceased male found in the 3900 block of Amelia Ave around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Anyone with any information on these incidents is encouraged to contact the Lafayette Police Department at 765-807-1200, or through the anonymous We-TIP hotline at 800-78-CRIME.

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