Man killed in Lafayette police-involved shooting identified

A man shot and killed by a Lafayette police officer has been identified.

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 8:46 PM
Updated: Jan 23, 2020 6:12 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Tippecanoe County Coroner's Office has identified the man shot and killed by a Lafayette police officer Monday as Dustin Furr of Lafayette.

Coroner Donna Avolt said the preliminary cause of 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.

Furr was 39-years-old and was identified by his wife.

The officer involved in the shooting is on paid administrative leave during the investigation, which is protocol.

As we've reported, about 2:15 Monday afternoon, police were called to State and 23rd streets about a man with a gun. Police said they tried to negotiate with the man, but he did not comply. That's when police said the officer fired. 

News 18 is working to get body camera footage and the initial 911 call in the case. It's unclear if or when police intend to release those.

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