LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette police will release body camera footage and the 911 call from a deadly police-involved shooting from Jan. 20. It comes as the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor's Office cleared Officer Nathan Stoneking in the shooting death of Dustin Furr.
According to Lt. Matt Gard, LPD will hold a news conference Friday.
Officer Nathan Stoneking from a 2018 WLFI story
Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington said they reviewed reports, civilian witness statements, body camera and in-car footage. Prosecutors said the use of deadly force by Stoneking was the "proper exercise of his rights of self-defense and defense of others." Harrington said his actions were legally justified under law.
No criminal charges will be filed in this matter.
Furr called 911 on Jan. 20 and said that he had a gun near State and 23rd streets. 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.
For the full report on the finding from LPD's Review Board click here.
News 18 will be at Friday's news conference.