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For Immediate Release Contact: Lt. Matt Gard
April 23rd, 2020 email@example.com
Update: Shooting Review Board Scheduled
On Tuesday April 21st, 2020 at 12:44 am, Officers from the Lafayette Police Department responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 800 block of N 7th St. When officers arrived they met with the female complainant who advised that her boyfriend, Trevor Bowie (29) had left prior to officers arrival. Bowie was alleged to have stolen a handgun from the complainant when he left.
Officers were provided with a description of Bowie and began checking the area for him. Bowie was located nearby and a foot pursuit ensued. During the foot pursuit Bowie pointed a handgun at officers in the parking lot of 629 N 6th St, Lafayette, IN. Lafayette Police officers Khoury Elias, a 13-year veteran, and Officer Israel Salazar, a 4-year veteran, fired their department issued handguns, striking Bowie.
Bowie remains hospitalized and is in stable condition. No officers were injured during the incident. A handgun was recovered at the scene.
As per departmental procedure, both officers involved in this shooting were placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of an internal investigation. A shooting review board has been scheduled for Monday, April 27th, 2020. The shooting review board will meet to determine if the actions of Officer Elias and Officer Salazar were within department policy.
This is an on-going investigation. There is no further information available for release at this time.
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.