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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Lafayette Police Investigating the Death of an Infant

For Immediate Release                                                                                      Contact: Lt. Matt Gard           

  January 27th, 2020                                                                                              mjgard@lafayette.in.gov

                                                                                                                              (765) 807-1223


Lafayette Police Investigating an Infant Death

On Saturday January 25th, 2020 at 11:31am, the Lafayette Police Department responded to 1901 Greenbush St, Lafayette, IN for a report of a dog that had attacked a 1 month old infant inside the residence.  When the first officer arrived on scene he found a pit-mixed breed dog standing over the injured infant.  In order for the infant to receive lifesaving aid, Officer Neil Cain fired one shot, killing the dog.  The 1 month old infant, Julian Connell was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Prior to attacking the infant, the pit-mix had been fighting with a beagle-mix in the home.  The beagle-mix was taken to the Purdue Veterinary Hospital for treatment of its injuries. 


Lieutenant Matt Gard

Community Outreach & Crime Prevention

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