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Posted on: August 12, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Murder Investigation Update


The Lafayette Police Department has identified a second suspect in the recent murder investigation stemming from a shooting in the 2200-block of Perrine St on August 4th. Matthew Alan Oertel (33 years old and of Lafayette) has been charged with two counts of Murder, two counts of Felony Murder (Murder during the commission of another felony), Robbery, and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. Oertel is currently incarcerated in the Tippecanoe County Jail on charges connected to the shooting incident and on an unrelated warrant through the West Lafayette Police Department.

This case is still being investigated. Anybody with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Lafayette Police Department or the We-Tip Hotline.

Lt. Brian Gossard
Community Outreach and Crime Prevention

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