LPD: Man arrested after altercation, shot fired in parking lot

The lockdown has been lifted on The Howarth Center, as well as nearby schools and daycares as police have a suspect in custody.

Posted: Mar 27, 2019 12:09 PM
Updated: Mar 27, 2019 8:08 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A person is in custody after a report of shots fired led to school lockdowns and a police search. According to a press release, Lafayette Police responded to a report of shots fired at 615 N. 18th street around 11:40 a.m. Wednesday afternoon. Upon arrival, police learned there had been an altercation between two men in the parking lot and that a shot had been fired.  

A suspect had fled the scene but was later located walking in the 1300 block of Tippecanoe Street around 1:30 p.m.

Both men were known to each other and no one was injured. Detectives determined that at least one shot was fired, and interviewed witnesses who were present at the time of the incident. A gun was recovered and the investigation is ongoing.

24-year-old Kenneth Cobbs II was arrested for Attempted Aggravated Battery (Level 3), Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon (Level 5), and Criminal Recklessness (Level 6).

The Howarth Center, as well as nearby schools and daycares, were placed on lockdown but were lifted eventually in the afternoon.

We encourage anyone with information about this incident to contact the Lafayette Police Department at 765-807-1200 or the WeTip Hotline at 1-800-78 CRIME.

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