Prosecutor: Officers justified in police-involved shooting in Pulaski County

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana prosecutor says four law enforcement officers were justified in fatally shooting a man after he abducted his daughter from a home and led police on a multi-county chase.

Pulaski County Prosecutor Daniel Murphy said this week no criminal charges will be filed in the March 28 shooting of Peter J. Doffin of Lafayette along U.S. 421 after stop sticks had flattened the tires on his SUV.

Officers have said Doffin exited the vehicle and made threatening gestures before being shot.

Murphy says he reviewed a 195-page report, taped interviews and dash camera footage recorded at the scene. He says a Monon policeman and three sheriff’s deputies from Tippecanoe and Pulaski counties “properly used deadly force to protect themselves and others.”

Doffin’s daughter wasn’t injured.


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