Services set for Lafayette teacher shot and killed

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (October 15, 2016) -- Services are set for Kristi Redmon, a Lafayette art teacher, shot and killed Wednesday night.

Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19 at Soller-Baker Funeral Home at 400 Twyckenham Boulevard. It’s scheduled for 2 to 4:00 p.m. with a memorial service starting right after.

Redmon’s body was found on her front porch late Wednesday night after her neighbors heard several gunshots.

Early Saturday morning police arrested 18-year-old Darius Printup on preliminary murder charges.

For a quiet neighborhood on edge, officers hope having Printup behind bars will bring some relief.

“I don’t know if I’ve ever been on a call on that street, so it’s a quiet area and a place that we typically don’t have any issues at all on,” said Sgt. Scott Galloway with Lafayette police. “So yeah, I think the neighborhood’s probably a bit shocked and unnerved.”

Neighbors have since created a memorial of flowers and balloons outside Redmon’s home.

Having someone behind bars may help calm the shaken neighborhood, but it won’t bring a beloved art teacher back.

Despite the arrest, to make sure there’s justice for Redmon, Galloway says people have to share anything they know that could help.

“We just want people to continue to call in if they know something about this because these investigations are long-lived,” says Galloway. They don’t just end with somebody’s arrest. We keep having new information gathering and lead-hunting down after the arrest is made. It doesn’t ever end.”

At this time, police haven’t released information about any connection between Printup and Redmon or the motive.

Galloway says some of that information will likely be in the probable cause affidavit if and when the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office files charges. That must come within 72 hours of Printup's arrest.

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