LSC art teacher ID’d in fatal Lafayette shooting

Police continue to investigate after a body was found on a shots fired call Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2016. (WLFI Photo)
Police continue to investigate after a body was found on a shots fired call Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2016. (WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — An LSC art teacher was the victim of Wednesday night’s fatal Lafayette shooting, Lafayette police records confirm.

Kristi Redmon, 52, was found on the ground outside her Lafayette home on the 1300 block of Ridgeway Avenue. Police responded around 8 p.m. to a shots fired call and found Redmon dead.

One neighbor tells News 18 she heard four gunshots, but was too scared to go outside to see what happened because it’s typically a quiet neighborhood. Shortly after hearing those shots, the neighbor said she saw police arrive and that’s when the body was located.

Lafayette School Corporation has confirmed the passing of Redmon and officials are informing students and faculty Thursday. She primarily worked at Edgelea Elementary School, but was also employed at Miami, Miller and Glen Acres elementary schools throughout her tenure. Counselors will be made available at the schools for students.

The same neighbor tells News 18 she didn’t know Redmon well, but said she was quiet and stayed to herself.

Lafayette police detectives said the body was taken by the Tippecanoe County Coroner’s Office, which has confirmed the identity is indeed Redmon, and results of an autopsy are expected Thursday afternoon.

According to the Tippecanoe County Coroner Donna Avolt, the preliminary cause of death is gunshot wounds. Redmon’s death has been ruled a homicide.

At this time, no people of interest have been named in the case. The investigation remains ongoing.

After speaking with detectives, Sgt. Scott Galloway tells News 18 there is no reason to believe this is anything more than an isolated incident. He said they are continuing to search for the person(s) responsible and a motive.