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Timely Warnings

Timely Warning messages are part of Purdue University's commitment to provide campus-area crime information in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, commonly known as the Clery Act. This page is not a layer of the University’s Timely Warning or Emergency Notification policy or procedure but is maintained for transparency, safety and educational purposes.

Purdue Police investigating an aggravated assault 

Incident date

February 1, 2022

Incident type



West State Street/ North Russell Street

Suspect description

Three males

Incident information

At approximately 10:21 p.m. on Feb. 1, Purdue police received a 911 callfrom a 19-year-old male Purdue student who stated he had been shot by whathe believed was a white bb gun with an orange tip.The victim says as he was walking on the sidewalk near the intersection ofState and Russell streets, a darker green or gray GMC extended cab pickuptruck (possibly 2-tone) drove by him with 3 male passengers in the frontseat. The victim stated he was shot by a blonde male, who was sitting inthe middle of the front seat, with the white bb gun. The victim sustainedminor injuries to his lip but declined medical treatment. The suspectvehicle was last seen headed west on State Street and was believed to haveturned NB onto Martin Jischke Drive.Purdue University police have a photo of the suspected vehicle and areinvestigating with assistance from West Lafayette City police.Anyone with information is asked to call PUPD or WLPD.

Prevention information

  • · Stay together. Do not walk alone at night. Travel in groups and in well-lit areas. Look for Blue Light Emergency phones· Be alert. Maintaining awareness of your surroundings is critical,especially when traveling at night. Wearing headphones or looking at yourphone diminishes your ability to respond to your surroundings. Walk withpurpose, and stay attentive.· Trust your instincts. If it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Callpolice if something looks odd — we're happy to assist, and even thesmallest bit of information could prevent another crime.· Watch out for each other. Call 911 immediately if you or someone else isin danger. The University encourages students to take appropriate action toprotect others’ safety by reducing students’ fear of legal or disciplinaryconsequences to the victim or themselves.· If you choose to consume alcohol, please be responsible. Remember yourability to respond is diminished by overconsumption of alcohol.


The 2021 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for Purdue University. The policy statements address the university’s policies, procedures, and programs regarding safety and security. Three years’ of statistics are included for certain crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.