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Posted on: January 28, 2018

Police Looking for Person of Interest in Overnight Murder

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                                                Contact: Sgt. Matt Gard           

  January 28th, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                     mjgard@lafayette.in.gov

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (765) 807-1223

Lafayette Police Investigating Overnight Murder, Looking For a Person of Interest

On January 27th, 2018 at 11:50 pm the Lafayette Police Department responded to 1619 Alabama St for a report of a shooting.  When police arrived they located Kenneth Williams (34) who had been shot.  Kenneth was transported to IU Health Arnett where he was pronounced deceased on arrival. There were multiple adults and children inside the residence at the time of the shooting.


Detectives and crime scene investigators interviewed witnesses and examined the scene.  William Sutherland (32) was identified as a person of interest and are asking the public’s help with locating him.  William is believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached if spotted.  If anyone has information on this crime they are asked to call 765-807-1200 or the anonymous WeTip hotline at 800-78-CRIME. 

Sergeant 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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