A man was killed by Gunfire in Michigan City on Tuesday. At around 8:45 P.M dispatch received a 911 call indicating that several shots were fired, and a subject had been shot in the area of Garden Estates West. Officers Matthew Babcock and Dalton Pflughaupt were first to arrive and encountered a group of people estimated to be 50+ in the area of Building 13 of the complex. Officers Babcock and Pflughaupt were able to locate a victim who was lying motionless on the ground. Officer Pflughaupt immediately began life saving measures until La Porte County EMS arrived and found the subject to be deceased. The victim was identified as 27 year old Darius C. Mitchell, of Michigan City. The MCPD Detective Bureau was immediately contacted and began to investigate the incident. The circumstances leading up to the shooting are unknown at this time and no suspects have been identified or detained. The Michigan City Police Department is investigating Mitchell’s death as a homicide.
MCPD would ask anyone who may have witnessed or has surveillance/cell phone video of the incident, to contact the lead detective on this case, Detective/Sergeant Anna Painter at 219-874-3221 Ext: 1077. You can contact MCPD via Facebook Messenger, through their crime tip hotline number of 219- 873-1488, or you can also call the WeTip Hotline for General Crime (800) 78-CRIME and possibly receive a reward upon an arrest and conviction. All WeTip call information is sent directly to the LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office. You can always request to remain anonymous.