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LPD officer on administrative leave after fatal shooting; News 18 requests 911 call and body cam footage

The Lafayette police officer who shot and killed an armed man is now on paid administrative leave.

Posted: Jan 21, 2020 8:11 PM
Updated: Jan 21, 2020 8:16 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Lafayette police officer who shot and killed an armed man is now on paid administrative leave.

LPD's Sgt. Michael Brown said this is protocol.

News 18 requested the 911 call of the incident, body camera footage and the name of the officer who shot and killed the the man who refused to put his gun away.

As we previously reported Monday a man died after LPD officers tried to negotiate with him to put his weapon away.

Sgt. Brown said an officer was forced to use his gun after the man refused to cooperate.

Several police officers were on scene and blocked off State Street from Earl Ave. to South 21st Street on Lafayette's southside for more than six hours.

This all happened around 2:15 p.m. Monday on the corner of 22nd Street and Earl Ave.

The area is about a quarter of a mile from Lafayette Jeff High School.

Sgt. Brown told News 18 there will be no further update Tuesday evening.

Lafayette Police had its patrol officers, CSI division, detectives and administrative personnel on scene.

News 18 will continue to work on gathering as much information as possible on this incident.

When it becomes available we will tell you live on-air or online at WLFI.com

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