WEST LAFAYETTE — Two Purdue University students have been arrested after a Fort Wayne man was fatally shot near campus in what police call an accidental shooting.
Twenty-one-year-old Landon Siela died at a Lafayette hospital after being shot in an off-campus apartment about 7 p.m. Saturday.
West Lafayette Police Lt. Troy Harris says Purdue students Cory Lynch and another student — both 22 — were pointing guns at Siela as a joke when Lynch's gun fired, striking Siela in the throat.
Lynch was arrested on suspicion of reckless homicide and pointing a loaded firearm, both felonies. He was being held Sunday at the Tippecanoe County jail on a $10,000 surety bond.
The other student was arrested on suspicion of pointing an unloaded firearm and false informing, both misdemeanors. He was released on bond from the jail. The News-Sentinel is not using his name because he is charged with misdemeanors.