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Officer who fired at suspect on August 16 identified

The La Grange Police Department released the name of the officer who shot at a suspect following an incident on August 16.

Indiana State Police are investigating the incident.

According to ISP, La Grange Police were pursuing a van driven by 23-year-old Cesar Felipe Jaramillo-Moreno. They deployed stop sticks in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

ISP said the officer involved feared for his safety and fired multiple shots at the van.

Jaramillo-Moreno was not struck by any of the bullets.

On August 19, La Grange Police released the name of the officer involved and some background on his service. He was identified as Nicolas J. Dubea, an 8-year veteran of the La Grange Police Department.

In addition, Richard Snyder, the Town Marshal, wrote, “Officer Dubea has been a positive officer for the Town of LaGrange and for the LaGrange Police Department."

On Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at approximately 3:30 p.m. an officer with the LaGrange Police Department was involved in an incident in which he subsequently discharged his duty weapon. This incident is currently being investigated by the Indiana State Police.

The officer involved was Nicolas J. Dubea, an eight year veteran of the LaGrange Police Department who is currently the department’s K-9 handler. Dubea is a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) and is a certified general instructor through ILEA.

In June of this year, Dubea was awarded a Department Commendation and a Lifesaving Award stemming from a home invasion in LaGrange County where shots were fired by the suspects in the home while the family members were inside. Dubea was one of two responding officers from the LaGrange Police Department who apprehended three male suspects without incident. Dubea has had no disciplinary actions taken against him while a member of the LaGrange Police Department.

“Officer Dubea has been a positive officer for the Town of LaGrange and for the LaGrange Police Department."

Richard Snyder
Town Marshal LaGrange Police

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