Breaking News
More () »

Police: 16-month-old Lafayette boy fatally shot by 5-year-old sibling

The shooting happened around 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Romney Meadows Apartments.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A 16-month-old boy who was shot and killed at a Lafayette apartment Tuesday was killed by his 5-year-old sibling, police said.

The shooting killed Isiah Johnson, Tippecanoe County Coroner Carrie Costello told the Associated Press. 

The shooting at the Romney Meadows apartment complex in Lafayette was reported around 3 p.m., Lafayette Police Lt. Matt Gard said.

According to investigators, the 5-year-old was able to get access to the gun used in the shooting inside the apartment. 

A call of a child not breathing did not come from someone inside the apartment at the time the shot was fired, and no resuscitation was performed by first responders at the scene, Gard said.

“There was one adult and two children inside the apartment,” Gard said. All three have been interviewed by investigators.

No arrests have been made, Gard said.

An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday to determine the boy’s cause and manner of death. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact the Lafayette Police Department at 765-807-1200 or the WeTip Hotline at 800-78CRIME.

Before You Leave, Check This Out