Man shot in West Lafayette standoff that lasts several hours

SWAT officers said 26-year-old Dustin Borders was shot after they overheard him saying that he was going to kill himself, officers and 26-year-old female Morgan Edmondson.

Posted: Feb 26, 2019 12:14 AM
Updated: Feb 26, 2019 5:16 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — SWAT officers said 26-year-old Dustin Borders was shot after they overheard him saying he was going to kill himself, officers and 26-year-old Morgan Edmondson.

It happened Monday at a home in West Lafayette. Lafayette police went to Dustin Borders' home, 2500 Derbyshire Court, around 1 p.m. to serve a warrant for resisting law enforcement with a vehicle.

According to a news release from Lafayette police, Edmondson and Borders were inside the home. Police said Borders was holding a knife against Edmondson's throat.

Borders refused to leave and, according to the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office, officers entered when they learned Edmondson was being held against her will.

Lafayette police said officers were protecting the safety of the public.

"We utilize all the tools that we have so everybody out here serves a purpose between our crisis negotiation team and our SWAT team," said Gard.

The SWAT team first arrived on Derbyshire Court around 3 p.m. and officers entered the home by 5 p.m. 

"We made every effort to make this as peaceful as possible," said Gard.

Police said negotiators made more than 10 phone calls to Borders and Edmondson to get them out of the home.

When SWAT entered, police said Borders was shot and immediately taken to a local hospital. Edmondson was also taken as a precaution.

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