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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Update: Lafayette Police Officer Involved in Shooting

For Immediate Release                                                                                      Contact: Lt. Matt Gard           

  January 24th, 2020                                                                                              mjgard@lafayette.in.gov

                                                                                                                              (765) 807-1223


Update: Lafayette Police Officer Involved Shooting

At about 2:13pm on 1-20-2020, Lafayette Police Officers responded to a 911 call of a man with a gun at the intersection of 23rd St and State St. Upon arrival, officers located a man armed with a handgun and began negotiating with him to surrender. During that time, Officer Nathan Stoneking fired his weapon striking the armed man. Officers attempted life-saving efforts, but the man died at the scene.

Officer Stoneking is a 4 and a half year veteran with the department.  He remains on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation.  A shooting review board is scheduled for Monday January 27th, 2020. 

Lieutenant Matt Gard

Community Outreach & Crime Prevention



The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. 

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