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LPD identifies officers involved in Tuesday morning shooting

Two Lafayette police officers are on paid administrative leave after they shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at them.

Posted: Apr 23, 2020 10:51 AM
Updated: Apr 23, 2020 12:25 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Two Lafayette police officers are on paid administrative leave after they shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at them.

LPD identified the officers as Khoury Elias and Israel Salazar. Elias is a 13-year veteran of the department and Salazar is a 4-year veteran.


Trevor Bowie from a previous arrest. Courtesy of Tippecanoe County Jail

As we reported as breaking news, about 12:44 a.m. Tuesday police were called to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of North 7th Street near downtown. When officers arrived, a woman said her boyfriend, 29-year-old Trevor Bowie, had left and allegedly stolen a gun.

Police found Bowie nearby and began to chase him. During the chase, police said Bowie pointed a gun at officers in the parking lot of the building containing the Tippecanoe County Health Department, Tippecanoe Emergency Management Agency and the Tippecanoe County Coroner's Office. The complex is located in the 600 block of North 6th Street.

According to Lt. Matt Gard, Salazar and Elias then shot their department-issued guns, hitting Bowie. The amount of bullets that hit Bowie was not made available. Police said officers treated Bowie on the scene before he was taken to a hospital.

As of Thursday, Bowie was stable in the hospital. No officers were hurt.

Gard would not say what hospital Bowie was in. 

In 2012, Gard confirmed Officer Elias was involved in an incident where he shot at a fleeing suspect's vehicle. According to records from 2012, a review board found Elias acted within protocol. However, the board recommended further training for Elias due to the incident. Gard could not confirm the 2012 recommendations. 

A review board for the Tuesday shooting has been scheduled for Monday. The internal investigation will look to see if their actions were within department policy.

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