Few details known about accused shooter

Police obtained a warrant and conducted a search of Cody Cousins' residence on Stadium Avenue on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
Police obtained a warrant and conducted a search of Cody Cousins' residence on Stadium Avenue on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The suspect in Tuesday’s shooting, Cody Cousins, is due in court Thursday afternoon.

Few details have been released by police about Cousins.

Cousins is a 23-year-old senior in the College of Engineering. He is also listed as an undergraduate teaching assistant for ECE 270, an engineering course entitled ‘Introduction to Digital System Design.’

As News 18 has already reported, Andrew Boldt was also a teaching assistant for an Electrical and Computer Engineering Course, but for ECE 362, Microprocessor System Design and Interfacing.

Cousins is a 2008 graduate of Springboro High School in Ohio, about 15 miles south of Dayton.

During a press conference Tuesday evening, police mentioned they had a small history with him. He was arrested on Jan. 12, 2012 on a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication. According to online court records, he had a mailing address of Warsaw, Indiana in Kosciusko County. Last January, after completing his diversion program including 10 hours of community service, the charge was dismissed by the court.

Cousins lived in the 300 block of West Stadium Avenue, just east of Grant Street, near the intersection of Stadium and Vine.

West Lafayette police executed a search warrant at the home Tuesday afternoon.

Police wouldn’t comment on what exactly they were looking for inside. But News 18 crews witnessed police taking photos and video both in and outside the house, then bring out several brown bags. They put the bags in a police car, then left the scene. Police activity was present at that house for several hours during the afternoon.

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