Probable cause reveals details of shooting

Cody Cousins (Provided Photo/Tippecanoe County Jail)
Cody Cousins (Provided Photo/Tippecanoe County Jail)

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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