Lafayette police: Armed man killed in officer-involved shooting

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UPDATE:

A shooting review board convened by the Lafayette Police Department has determined that Nathan Stoneking, the officer involved in the fatal shooting of an armed man earlier this month, acted within department policy.

LPD says Officer Stoneking has been released from administrative leave and will return to normal patrol duties immediately.

The man killed has been identified as Dustin Furr.

ORIGINAL STORY:

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A man is dead after a police-involved shooting in Lafayette Monday afternoon.

The Lafayette Police Department responded to a 911 call at 2:13 p.m. on a report of a person with a gun near State Street and South 23rd Street.

Officers arrived to find an armed man, and police attempted to negotiate with him to surrender, according to LPD.

“During that time, an officer fired his weapon striking the armed man,” LPD said in a release.

Police say they attempted to save the man’s life, but he died at the scene.

No officers were hurt, and the public is not in danger, LPD says.

Authorities say the intersection of State Street and South 23rd Street will remain closed for several hours.

This is a developing story and will be updated once more information is available. 

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