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Fatal officer-involved shooting probed


Posted on Nov. 10, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

ELKHART — The Indiana State Police are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred Sunday, Nov. 10, in Elkhart.

A press release from the Elkhart Police Department said Indiana State Police would be the investigating authority in the shooting that occurred in the 400 block of West Marion Street.

The incident began around 8 p.m. Sunday when Elkhart police officers attempted to stop a blue and gray 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck for a traffic violation in the city, according to a news release from the Indiana State Police Bremen post.

The truck had earlier been reported stolen.

The driver of the truck refused to stop and led officers from several law enforcement departments on a 40-minute chase into Michigan and back to Elkhart, where the chase ended with the driver being shot by Elkhart police officers, according to the news release.

A witness at the scene said he was walking in downtown Elkhart and heard about 10 gunshots sometime between 8:40 p.m. and 9 p.m. Another witness claimed to have heard six shots.

Investigators at the scene were gathered around the pickup truck behind a house near the southwest corner of Marion and Fourth streets. A white sheet lay on the ground next to the driver side of the vehicle.

The name of the victim will be released in the next 24 hours and the names of the officers involved will be released in the next 48 hours, state police said.




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