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Death investigation being handled as a homicide in West Lafayette

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Posted at 6:47 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 18:47:45-05

WEST LAFAYETTE — A death investigation in West Lafayette is being treated as a homicide, police said Wednesday.

According to a report from West Lafayette police, officers were called to the Country Villa apartment complex around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on report of a possible deceased person.

Police said when officers arrived they found an adult male deceased inside an apartment. The individual had at least one gunshot wound.

The victim has been identified as Antonio Joiner, 28, of Lafayette, police said.

According to police, the incident is being treated as a homicide unless and until evidence in the investigation proves otherwise.

Anyone with information is asked to call the West Lafayette Police Department at 765-775-5200 or the WeTip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.