Man accused of asking officers for help before turning gun on them

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. - A 46-year-old man was arrested on Friday after he allegedly turned a gun on officers who had responded to his 911 call for help, according to the Michigan City Police Department.

Joshua Mohamed was charged with two counts of attempted murder, one count of criminal recklessness and one count of pointing a firearm.

At 5:25 a.m. on Friday, the La Porte County Regional Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a male in the 1500 block of E. Barker Avenue in Michigan City.

The man who called asked for help but did not give any more details, according to reports.

Officers went to the home to do a welfare check. As they knocked on the door and announced themselves as police, they heard movement inside and a male voice asking for help.

Officers then entered the residence and followed the voice to a rear bedroom.

There, Mohamed allegedly began shooting at the officers from a hidden position.

The bullets missed police, who took cover and called for more help.

SWAT and a negotiator arrived and Mohamed was taken into custody.

The handgun Mohamed allegedly used was collected as evidence.

No shots were fired by police during the incident.

Mohamed is being held on a $100,000 cash bond.

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