LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Greater Lafayette community is taking in the effects of last night's protests. The dayside protest started without incident at 7:30 p.m. and ended and ended peacefully around 9 p.m. Sunday night. However, as the night went on, other pockets of protests popped up and became disorderly.
According to Tippecanoe County Sheriff Bob Goldsmith, at one point a brick was thrown through a window on the southside of the courthouse and the sheriff's office confirmed with us one of their deputies was shot at and they are investigating it. Goldsmith said he believes there is a bullet hole on the third level of the courthouse and police are searching for the casing.
Goldsmith said Police planned to stay out of sight until the protest started to become unruly. He told WLFI after the graffiti happened and the glass broke it was time to disband the protest. Gas canisters and pepper spray were used to disperse the crowd.
At this time there it is unknown how many were arrested. Lt. Matt Gard with the Lafayette Police Department said numbers will be released on Monday.
The Tippecanoe County Courthouse was closed Monday.
WLFI will continue to update the story as more information becomes available.