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CMHU: Man shot by South Bend Police officer has died


SOUTH BEND, Ind. --The man shot by a South Bend Police officer Thursday afternoon has died, according to the County Metro Homicide Unit.

Police responded to 2012 W. Western Avenue for reports of an unwanted person at 1:05 p.m. Thursday. Seven minutes later the officer called in shots fired.

CMHU says when officers arrived, they were confronted by a man with a knife.

During the course of the incident, an officer fired his weapon, CMHU said.

Officers rendered aid to the subject and he was taken to the hospital.

The suspect died of his injuries at the hospital.

An autopsy will be conducted Friday morning.

During the investigation, detectives interviewed several residents, neighbors and the officers involved.

Detectives recovered 2 knives and two shell casings from the scene.

The name of the subject is being withheld pending notification of family.

The officer was not injured in the incident.

The woman who called 9-1-1 told ABC57 the man who was shot by police is the maintenance person for the building.

According to the witness, the man was running around with a hammer and knives trying to kick in doors.

She said when police arrived, the man rushed at them with a knife. The police were cornered and had no choice, but to shoot, she added.

Investigators say the 1:05 p.m. call for an unwanted person was the second unwanted person call to the address. One happened Thursday morning and the other, Thursday afternoon.

Metro Homicide is investigating the shooting per protocol.

The City of South Bend released the following statement:

"This afternoon, a South Bend police officer responded to a call for service in the 2000 block of W. Western Avenue. In the course of the incident response, the officer was involved in a shooting.  The officer was not injured.  The Mayor is aware of the situation and receiving updates from law enforcement. As with all officer-involved shootings, the Metro Homicide Unit is conducting an investigation. During that process, any related updates will come from Metro Homicide.  Our thoughts are with all those affected by this incident and their families."


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