Man injured in police-involved shooting near downtown Lafayette

Two LPD officers shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at them during a chase, police said.

Posted: Apr 21, 2020 4:03 AM
Updated: Apr 21, 2020 5:38 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A man has been shot and injured in a police-involved shooting near downtown Lafayette, according to Lt. Matt Gard. 

According to police, about 12:44 a.m. Tuesday police were called to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of North 7th Street. 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, two Lafayette officers fired their weapons, hitting Bowie. Polcie said officers treated Bowie on the scene before he was taken to a hospital. 

Police said Bowie is currently in critical, but stable condition at the hospital. Gard said no officers were injured. He could not release how many shots were fired or where the man was struck.

Gard said it is still early on to say if an officer has been put on leave.

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