Man involved in Dayton standoff is wanted in Indiana for homicide, arson

Published: Thursday, April 11, 2019 @ 10:54 PM
Updated: Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 4:36 PM

SWAT responds to standoff on Arnold Place

The man who shot himself in the head late Thursday afternoon to end a 9-hour-long SWAT standoff in Dayton is a person of interest in a Lafayette, Indiana, homicide, police in Indiana said Friday.

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  • Andrew Alcorn is the person of interest in an April 7 Indiana slaying
  • Alcorn, wanted also for arson, remains in Miami Valley Hospital
  • Alcorn had been considered armed and dangerous, Indiana police said
  • He condition is not unknown

UPDATE @ 4:36 p.m. (April 12): Andrew Alcorn, 40, is the person of interest in the April 7 homicide and arson in Lafayette, Indiana, Lafayette Police Lt. Matt Gard said in a statement released Friday afternoon.

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EARLIER REPORT (April 11)

Thursday night, Lafayette Police Lt. Matt Gard released information about the homicide but would not release the name of the suspect. Dayton police said they were told the man who fired at SWAT in Dayton from an apartment on Arnold Place is the man wanted in a Lafayette homicide. 

That man was in Miami Valley Hospital on Thursday night, his condition not known, Dayton police Maj. Christopher Malson said. 

According to a statement from Lafayette police, “we have not named a suspect in our investigation” of a homicide that stemmed from a stabbing and a suspected arson April 7. 

On April 7, Lafayette police received a 911 call about 6:12 a.m. about a male who had been stabbed at a house that was on fire. 

Lafayette firefighters located a second victim in the residence who was deceased. 

That second victim has been identified as 61-year-old Ronald Whiles. 

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Whiles had been shot but no firearm was found at the scene, police said. 

Thomas Day, the stabbing victim, was treated at a Lafayette area hospital and then transported to an Indianapolis hospital. Day was in critical but stable condition on April 8, police said. 

Lafayette police have determined that Day and Whiles lived at the residence. 

On April 8, Lafayette police said they could not provide a description of the suspect but warned the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous and still at large.

We will update this developing report as we learn more.