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18-year-old arrested in shooting at West Lafayette Walmart parking lot

The incident happened Sunday shortly before 6:30 p.m.
Credit: West Lafayette Police

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — West Lafayette police are investigating after a man was shot in the Walmart parking lot Sunday evening.

Shortly before 6:30 p.m. on March 19, police responded to a report of a person who had been shot in the Walmart parking lot, located at 2801 Northwestern Ave., near Cumberland Avenue.

Police arrived and found an 18-year-old man who had been shot. 

Police said medics took the victim to a hospital for treatment and said his injury does not appear to be life-threatening.

Preliminary information leads investigators to believe the victim and suspect knew each other, and there is not believed to be a danger to the public at this time.

Around 10 a.m. on March 20, the Indiana State Police SWAT team served a search warrant at a home in Athens, Indiana.

Police took Cade Monroe Davies-Gaeta, 18, of Lafayette, into custody for questioning and later arrested him on a preliminary charge of robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, resulting in serious bodily injury.

Police said Davies-Gaeta was also wanted on an outstanding warrant through the Lafayette Police Department.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the West Lafayette Police Department at 765-775-5200 or the WeTip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME for a possible reward.

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