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Officer's Gun Not Used to Kill Teen: Officials



    Dustin McCowan (inset) is charged in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend, Amanda Bach.

    The gun used to kill a 19-year-old Portage, Ind., girl late last week did not belong to the father of the teen now accused in the crime, officials said Tuesday.

    Dustin McCowan is the son of a Crown Point, Ind., police officer. The younger McCowan has been charged with one count of murder in connection with the shooting death of Amanda Bach.

    "We can say that Officer McCowan's duty weapon was not used in this crime.  He had that in his possession that night," said Porter County Sheriff David Lain.

    Eliott McCowan was working his assigned overnight shift at the police department last Thursday night, the last time Bach was seen alive.

    "According to our records, he reported for this shift at 10:40 p.m. with his department assigned equipment," said Crown Point police Chief Peter Land.

    Bach's body was found near railroad tracks Saturday afternoon.

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