Officers shoot, wound man during pursuit

By The Associated Press

LAFAYETTE — Two police officers shot and critically wounded a man in a northwestern Indiana parking lot early Tuesday after he pointed a handgun at them during a foot chase, police said.

No officers were injured in the shooting near downtown Lafayette, which came after a reported domestic disturbance, Lt. Matt Gard of the Lafayette Police Department told WLFI-TV.

Police said the wounded man, Trevor Bowie, 29, was hospitalized in critical but stable condition Tuesday afternoon.

A woman who had reported a domestic disturbance shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday told responding officers that her boyfriend, Bowie, had stolen her handgun and fled the scene, police said.

Officers began searching for Bowie in the area before they spotted him and a foot pursuit ensued.

During that chase, Bowie pointed a handgun at the officers in a parking lot and two Lafayette police officers responded by firing at Bowie and striking him, police said.

The two officers were placed on paid leave pending an investigation and a review by the department’s firearm review board, per department policy, the Journal & Courier reported.

The shooting occurred in the parking lot of a building containing Tippecanoe County's health department, emergency management agency and coroner’s office.

Gard said the shooting had nothing to do with anyone who works at that complex in the city about 60 miles (96 kilometers) northwest of Indianapolis.




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