LPD review board finds officers acted within policy in 6th Street shooting

Two Lafayette police officers who shot a man that allegedly pointed a gun at them acted within policy, a police review board said.

Posted: Apr 28, 2020 10:08 AM
Updated: Apr 28, 2020 3:59 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Two Lafayette police officers who shot a man that allegedly pointed a gun at them acted within policy, a police review board said.

The board met Monday and determined Officers Khoury Elias and Israel Salazar followed department training standards.


Trevor Bowie, courtesy Tippecanoe County Jail

In the early morning hours of April 21, 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 Tippecanoe County Health Department 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.

Bowie has since been released from the hospital and is in the Tippecanoe County Jail. 

The case has been turned over to the prosecutor. LPD says no further facts or camera footage will be released. Elias and Salazar have returned to normal patrol duties. 

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