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Three men arrested following South 4th Street shots fired

Police were called to the alley behind the South 4th Street Village Pantry around 8:45 p.m.

Posted: Mar. 18, 2019 12:14 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Three men have been arrested after shots were fired in Lafayette Saturday, according to Lt. Matt Gard.

Police were called to the alley behind the South 4th Street Village Pantry around 8:45 p.m. Gard said witnesses heard two shots and saw a vehicle speeding away from the scene.

An officer later found a vehicle fitting the description near 18th and Morton streets. The officer then followed the vehicle to the Village Pantry near U.S. 52 and Schuyler Avenue. 

Police arrested three men inside the car. Brandon Bean was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Handgun Without a License by a Felon. Jerry Messer was arrested for Criminal Recklessness, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Handgun Without a License by a Felon. Luis Gonzalez-Perez was arrested for Possession of Marijuana.

Lt. Gard said officers believe Messer was the one who fired the two rounds. No injures or damage was reported.

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