Officers involved in fatal shooting remain on paid leave

    The three officers involved in a shooting Spet. 1 remain on paid administrative leave until an internarl affairs investigation is completed.
    Posted on Oct. 22, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Oct. 22, 2013 at 12:14 p.m.

    ELKHART — The three officers involved in a deadly shooting Sept. 1 will remain on paid administrative leave until the Elkhart Police Department completes its own investigation.

    All three officers, Sgt. Karl Miller, Cpl. James Ballard and Cpl. Bruce Anglemyer, of the Elkhart Police Department, shot Jaime Benavidez, 27, in the 300 block of West Lusher Avenue after a short pursuit on foot, according to a press release from the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s office.

    According to the Indiana State Police and the prosecutor’s office, Benavidez refused to drop his gun when asked, and later pointed the gun at the officers.

    The officers are veterans of the department: Anglemyer has been on the force for 23 years, Ballard for 16 years and Miller for 12 years.

    During the board of public safety hearing Tuesday, Oct. 22, Assistant Police Chief Laura Koch said the state police is expected to forward its investigation to the police department, and the internal affairs office will do handle its own investigation.

    Koch said it is possible the internal affairs investigation will be completed by the end of the week.

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