Lafayette Police Officer Who Shot Armed Man Cleared by Review Board

(LAFAYETTE) — A Lafayette police officer was cleared by a review board on Monday and will return to his duties.

The board met to review the Jan. 20 fatal shooting of 39-year-old Dustin Furr by Officer Nathan Stoneking, who has been with Lafayette police for 4.5 years.

Stoneking along with other members of the police department responded to a 911 call from Furr reporting he was standing at the intersection of 23rd and State streets armed with a loaded handgun.

Furr pointed his gun at one of the responding officers, and police began trying to negotiate with him. After 11 minutes, Stoneking fired his rifle twice, striking Furr, as Furr raised and pointed his gun while walking toward one of the other officers.

Lifesaving efforts were made, but Furr died at the scene, police said.

Stoneking was placed on paid administrative leave after the incident.