ISP investigating officer-involved shooting in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. -- Indiana State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Michigan City that caused a cop to fire his weapon at a 19-year-old.

It happened at 5:53 Wednesday evening. Police say two officers pulled over a car with four people inside for a traffic violation.

Daniel Sherrod Jr., 20, fled the vehicle and ran into an unlocked apartment while an officer chased after him.

Officials say the two got into a struggle. The commotion continued outside of the apartment and Sherrod tried to take the officer's gun, that's when the officer shot Sherrod in his stomach.

Sherrod ran about a quarter of a mile where officers found him in a friend's apartment.

Sherrod was taken to a Michigan City hospital and later airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, however we did receive word from the nurse supervisor that Sherrod is no longer a patient at Memorial.

Police say both officers were in a marked car and in uniform. At this time they are not releasing the name of the officer involved due to the shooting being under investigation. 

Stay with ABC57 News for updates on this developing story.

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