SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A police officer from South Bend is on administrative leave and paid after a deadly shootout early Sunday morning.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg, South Bend Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski, Public Safety Council Chair John Collins and Common Council Chair Tim Scott announced the announcement at a conference release Sunday evening at the County-City building.
The homicide unit of the metropolitan area of St. Joseph County is investigating the shooting that allegedly took place around 3:30 pm near Central High Apartments.
Officers reportedly responded to a suspicious person who allegedly drove through cars near the apartment complex. When a police officer tried to dialogue with the suspect, he would have approached the policeman with the knife raised, causing him to shoot his gun.
The suspect, Eric Jack Logan, 53, was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Paid and administrative leave is a protocol for shootings involving officers during the investigation.
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