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Lafayette man charged with attempted armed robbery

Marcus McKinney was charged with 9 counts, including attempted armed robbery resulting in deadly injury. His warrant was served on Friday, Nov. 20th.

Posted: Nov 23, 2020 5:10 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind (WLFI) - Marcus McKinney is facing multiple charges including attempted armed robbery to auto-theft. According to the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office, criminal charges were filed on September 2, and a warrant was issued for McKinney's arrest. The warrants were served to McKinney on November 20. 

McKinney is charged with the following:

  • Attempted armed robbery resulting in serious bodily injury (level 2 felony)
  • Aggravated battery (level 3 felony)
  • Battery by means of a deadly weapon (level 5 felony)
  • Battery resulting in serious bodily injury (level 5 felony)
  • Intimidation (level 5 felony)
  • Criminal recklessness (level 6 felony)
  • Auto theft (level 6 felony)
  • Carrying a handgun without a license (class a misdemeanor)
  • Carrying a handgun without a license (level 5 felony)

McKinney is also facing charges of being a habitual offender and unlawful use of a firearm.

According to the probable cause, on August 22, McKinney allegedly shot a man at a gas station on Twyckenham Blvd. in Lafayette. Witnesses in the documents say McKinney approached the victim and an argument broke out. McKinney grabbed jumper cables and hit the victim before hitting him again, this time with a handgun, and shooting him in the back.

McKinney then fled in the vehicle he arrived in, which according to the documents was stolen.

The victim was provided first-aid on the scene by a witness before being taken to St. Elizabeth hospital and later St. Vincent hospital in Indianapolis. There the victim was treated for broken ribs and a collapsed lung.

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