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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

May 17, 2022

Incident type



400 Blk Northwestern Ave

Suspect description

Red SUV with multiple suspects

Incident information

A Purdue student reported that at approximately 6 p.m. on Tuesday (May 17), he was shot by what he believed to be a BB gun, fired from a red SUV.
The victim reports he was shot while on the sidewalk on Northwestern Avenue, near the bus stop in front of the Electrical Engineering building.
At the time of this warning, no suspect has been apprehended. The Purdue University Police Department is actively investigating the incident. Anyone with information, including other victims, is asked to call PUPD at 765-494-8221.

Aggravated Assault Safety Tips:

  • Keep emergency numbers pre-programmed into your cell phone.
  • If you are faced with demands for your money or property, especially from an armed subject, comply with their demands in the interest of your safety.
  • Do not prop doors to buildings open. Prevent ‘tailgating’ by closing all doors and gates behind you when entering or leaving.
  • Walk in lighted corridors on campus when possible. Use Safe Walk. Call 494-SAFE for escort.
  • Be aware of blue light emergency telephones. They are a direct line to help.
  • Walk confidently, directly, and at a steady pace. Don’t stop to talk to strangers.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings. Avoid headphone and cell phone use when walking or waiting alone.
  • Report any suspicious activity or person immediately by calling or texting 9-1-1.
  • If harassed or assaulted, scream and attempt to run for safety or go into an open business, and ask for help. 

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.