For Immediate Release Contact: Lt. Matt Gard
January 24th, 2020 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.