On Tuesday night, officers with the South Bend Police Department were dispatched to the 1300 block of Elwood Avenue in reference to an unwanted party refusing to leave. South Bend police dispatched officers to respond. One officer arrived before any others. Witnesses advised investigators that during the course of the response, the unwanted person assaulted that officer and a physical confrontation ensued. During that confrontation, the officer discharged his firearm, striking the unwanted person. The unwanted person was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The officer was also transported to the hospital. He was treated and released. In order to protect the integrity of the investigation and pursuant to protocol, the County Metro Homicide Unit was activated to investigate this matter. While detectives with the CMHU have interviewed a number of witnesses to this incident, the CMHU continues to investigate and process evidence. The names of the officer and the unwanted person are being withheld until family members are contacted. Because this incident occurred outside, other members of the community (either from that neighborhood or driving by) may have observed what had occurred. Anyone who has any information or saw what happened are urged to contact the CMHU at 574-235-5009. At the time of this press release, no arrests have been made.
March 28th, 2018|Local News|