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LPD Specialist O'Shields reinstated after review of SWAT situation

Lafayette Police Specialist Ian O'Shields has been reinstated after a police review board of a SWAT situation on Feb. 25.

Posted: Mar 6, 2019 11:41 AM
Updated: Mar 6, 2019 11:41 AM

LAFAYETTTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette Police Specialist Ian O'Shields has been reinstated after a police review board of a SWAT situation on Feb. 25. The review board ruled the shooting was within policy.

Lafayette police said O'Shields was the officer who shot the suspect of the SWAT situation in the hip. O'Shields had been on paid administrative leave since the incident, which was customary in the department. 

Officers went to Dustin Borders' Derbyshire Court home around 1 p.m. that day. Officers were there to serve a warrant for resisting law enforcement with a vehicle.

As News 18 reported, the SWAT team breached the apartment on the outskirts of West Lafayette after more than 10 negotiation attempts with Borders broke down.

Lafayette police said they found Borders holding a knife to a woman's throat. SWAT officers said they overheard Borders saying he was going to kill himself, officers and 26-year-old Morgan Edmondson. Borders was then shot in the hip by O'Shields, according to officers.

Borders was taken into custody without injuries to anyone else.

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