ELKHART — The first police officers to reach the scene of the Martin's shooting Wednesday were on another call nearby and reached the scene in about three minutes, Indiana State Police said.
According to service call records provided by the Elkhart City 911 Dispatch Center, the nearest police activity just before the shooting was a traffic stop near the intersection of East Beardsley Avenue and Cassopolis Street at around 9:43 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15.
Emergency dispatchers received a 911 call from inside the store at 3900 E. Bristol St. at 10:07 p.m.
Lt. Mike Sigsbee said the Elkhart Police Department will not confirm the previous locations of the first officers to reach the scene to protect the identities of the individuals involved in the earlier police calls.
Other city police officers were responding to calls in the 3000 block of Belvedere Road, the 2700 block of South Main Street and in the area of South Second and West Marion streets when the shooting occured, according to the call logs.
Indiana State Police said Thursday morning the identities of the officers who responded to the scene and shot gunman Shawn Walter Bair will be released Friday at the earliest.
The map below shows where police officers were responding to other calls up to 20 minutes before the incident: