LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A suspect in shooting and robbery in Lafayette is in custody. According to Lafayette police, officers responded to a possible shooting intersection of N. 27th St. and Brown St. in Lafayette. Police found a person who had been shot in the arm.
Investigators learned the victim was riding his bicycle in the area when the suspect, Ian Allen, drove up to Jacob Reynolds and shot him once. Police said Allen then reportedly stole 2 backpacks and then fled the scene.
Less than two hours later officers located Allen’s vehicle at the Travel Lodge Hotel in Lafayette. Allen was located in the parking lot and was taken into custody without incident. Police believed that this was not a random incident.
Ian Allen was arrested on the following charges:
- Armed robbery
- Aggravated battery
- Criminal recklessness while armed with a deadly weapon
- Carrying a handgun without a license
- Pointing a firearm