Probable cause reveals details of shooting

Cody Cousins, 23, walks down the hall Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 inside the Tippecanoe County Jail on the way to his initial hearing on charges of murder in the shooting and stabbing death of Purdue student Andrew Boldt. (J&C Photo/John Terhune)
Cody Cousins, 23, walks down the hall Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 inside the Tippecanoe County Jail on the way to his initial hearing on charges of murder in the shooting and stabbing death of Purdue student Andrew Boldt. (J&C Photo/John Terhune)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Court documents filed in Tippecanoe County reveal 21-year-old Andrew Boldt, the victim in a deadly shooting at Purdue University, suffered gunshot and knife wounds. However, they do not mention a motive for the incident.

Cody Cousins, 23, the student arrested in connection with the shooting, now faces a formal murder charge.

The probable cause affidavit filed with the charge says police found Cousins sitting on the ground with his hands behind his head outside the Electrical Engineering Building. The affidavit says police noticed blood on his hands and clothes before they took him into custody.

Prosecutors say police discovered Boldt’s body in Room 067 in the basement of the Electrical Engineering Building. They say there were bloody footprints on the floor.

Court documents also say police found a handgun on the ground along with several spent shell casings and a knife. They say witnesses told police they saw a man stab and shoot Boldt. They also say police obtained video from the Electrical Engineering building showing Cousins’ presence there.

Cousins is scheduled for arraignment in the Tippecanoe County Jail at 2 p.m. Thursday.

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