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LPD officer back on duty after review board finds him compliant

We are learning much more about the officer-involved shooting from January 20th.

Posted: Jan 27, 2020 9:37 PM
Updated: Jan 28, 2020 6:26 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — We are learning much more about the officer-involved shooting from Jan. 20.

The Lafayette Police Department Review Board said Officer Nathan Stoneking acted within LPD policy and will now return to work.

Officer Nathan Stoneking from a 2018 WLFI story

Lafayette police said Dustin Furr made the 911 call about 2:15 p.m. Jan. 20. He reported he was on the corner of South 23rd and State streets with a loaded handgun.

When LPD arrived, Officer Jeremy Kennedy started to approach Furr. Police said Furr then pointed a handgun at Kennedy. This caused LPD to negotiate with him for 11 minutes to drop the weapon.

When that didn't work, LPD said Furr pointed a handgun at Kennedy again. Officer Stoneking then shot his rifle twice, hitting Furr with both bullets.

The case will be turned over to the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor's office.

As we previously reported this closed down a few roads for several hours.

Coroner Donna Avolt said the preliminary cause of Furr's death is gunshot wounds, but they are still waiting four to six weeks for toxicology results. Avolt said the results may or may not impact the cause and manner of death.

For the full report on the finding from LPD's Review Board click here. 

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