Lafayette police shooting review awaits results of 2 investigations

Feb 21, 2012 Full story: Journal & Courier 10

Dual criminal and internal investigations were still ongoing Monday into what prompted a Lafayette patrolman to fire a gunshot into a fleeing vehicle Friday morning. The driver, 31-year-old Javon D. Patterson of Lafayette, was arrested on suspicion of resisting law enforcement, dealing in marijuana, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, criminal recklessness with a vehicle and dealing cocaine. He was not injured. Patterson posted a combined $25,000 surety and $2,500 cash bond on Monday afternoon and was released from the Tippecanoe County Jail, jail staff said. He has not been formally charged. Meanwhile, the patrolman who fired the gunshot, Officer Khoury Elias of the Lafayette Police Department, remains on paid administrative leave. That is standard practice for any police-action shooting. Deputy Chief Dave Payne said Monday that the criminal and internal investigations have not been completed. Once they are, the department's internal Deadly Force Review Board -- headed by Payne -- will meet to discuss whether Elias following department policy. Elias pulled over Patterson about 2:40 a.m. Friday at Poland Hill Road and Twyckenham Boulevard. After some type of struggle, Patterson allegedly tried to flee. That's when Elias fired one shot into the back window of Patterson's 1999 Lincoln Navigator. This led to a brief vehicle chase, which ended when Patterson lost control of his sport utility vehicle after turning onto nearby Ortman Lane. He crashed through a fence onto private property at the southeast corner of Poland Hill Road and Ortman Lane, Phillips said. Patterson was arrested after reportedly trying to run away.

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me

Thorntown, IN

#1 Feb 21, 2012
Cop didn't try to stop vehicle(shoot tires)!!(shootn out back window)He was tryn kill this ol'boy! Fleeing isnt a green light to USE DEADLY FORCE! That's attempted murder!! But behind the badge it's smack on the hand!!! So much for fair justice!! Get disciplinary action ,AND SHOULD GO TO JAIL NO DIFFER THAN RUNNING FROM POLICE ??
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West Lafayette, IN

#2 Mar 11, 2012
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javon patterson

United States

#3 Oct 16, 2012
Lafayette police is lying .ask them to show that tape. They raided my crib in planted drugs in gun to justufied the shooting. Then they told i couldnt leave the state till my court date. So what they did.planted more case on me. Im not stupid to sell drug in i know they setting me up. I had driver License in insurance on me . They follow me for about 10 blocks before they pull me over. Ask them why they raided my house Dor
mr eastside

United States

#4 Oct 16, 2012
I feel the police are bogus he was legit. Not too metion he was shot at and didnt have a gun which means the officer used more force than what he Was supposed. Where im from thats harrassment
javon patterson

United States

#5 Oct 16, 2012
Listing people! Im the person they talking about ! IV HAVING SEEN no ask Lafayette police why they having shown that tape to the world aint thats the reason why the cam was put there in the frist place. I even call the Bail Bond when the same officers who keep arrest put bogus csaes on came to my Apt on 518 jefferson asking me where the Drugs at . To me i thought was trying to get the family member in my building to really think i was a drug dealer.they having tell the people which i try to call the News people my side cause the lafayette police know that tape show that officer shot at me more the one time my truck had more then one bullet hole in it. The only reson why i left lafayette because they arrest the second time the officer didnt find notthing on me. Which othe people was around did saw. So why i was n the car i ask the officer u know i got law suite on yall for shotting at me the cam was on at that time to so i ask him why u takeing me to the county jail 4 when u didnt find notthing on me..
Anonymous

United States

#6 Oct 18, 2012
Wow. Makes me wanna see the police vid to see if this really is happening here In lafayette. If it is, then shame on our police dept. For allowing this to go on. But if this case is legit. Then shame on the suspect. Ill have to follow this case for sure to see what comes of this.
javon patterson

United States

#7 Oct 18, 2012
The tape will show I did pull over after they follow me for about 8 to10 block so u know I was do everything not to get pull over which that tape will show. When I did pull over.I'm not tripping cuz I did have driver licensein insurance. Then that tape wil show that police y'all out he got something while trying to take me out the car so yeah I pulled off cuz I didn't know what was going on.
javon patterson

United States

#8 Oct 18, 2012
kyna weaver wrote:
Wow. Makes me wanna see the police vid to see if this really is happening here In lafayette. If it is, then shame on our police dept. For allowing this to go on. But if this case is legit. Then shame on the suspect. Ill have to follow this case for sure to see what comes of this.
. Tell them to show the tape in what made them raid my crib for . In why its the same police is the one keep arresting for. To save one of they officer. I promise I'm going to fight for myself if cuz they messing with my life that It took me,so hard to get back
javon patterson

United States

#9 Oct 18, 2012
I will get the truth out lafayette police officer. In I promise I would make that the news cause ill called the to tell my side to but they was the. One put the story about me cause they all know eachother. But not one time did they said let see the tape to see what made the arrest. What made lafayette police pull me over. Did javon patterson did break the law. Ain't that's why cam was put there . Then try make me stay so could add more cases on me which they did like why I had to go to the county jail to get more drug charges on me. To make look like a drug dealerr
javon patterson

United States

#10 Oct 19, 2012
See what about he try to kill me. I had no weapon on me so why he try to pull me out the car or ask me to step out the car then shot at me more then one time that's why they want show the tape. To be honest yes I did fear for my life. Cuz this ain't my first time with the law. But I reslly did fesr for my life. I think he really try to kill me. His buddy that also even came to my house

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