Attempted murder defendant acting as his own attorney struggles

Lafayette Police work the scene of an officer involved shooting on the 600 block of North Sixth Street Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in Lafayette. Lafayette Police responded to a call at 1:23 a.m. after which police officers shot a male suspect in the parking lot to the Tippecanoe County Health Department according to LPD Lt. Matt Gard. The suspect was transported to a local hospital, his condition is unknown.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Trevor Bowie all but admitted to several of the charges — including pointing a firearm and possibly attempted murder — in his first full day of trial in which he’s serving as his own legal counsel.

Police shot Bowie, 31, several times about 1:25 a.m. April 21, 2020, outside of the Health Department offices on North Sixth Street.

Lafayette police Officer Khoury Elias testified Tuesday afternoon about shooting Bowie, who police were looking for after his girlfriend reported Bowie stole her handgun.

Elias saw Bowie running west from Seven Street and into the Health Department’s back parking lot, but Bowie fell, and his pistol fell onto the ground.

“I saw Mr. Bowie pick up the gun and point it at me,” Elias testified.


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