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Multiple agencies investigating robbery, shooting in Elkhart

NOW: Multiple agencies investigating robbery, shooting in Elkhart

Car on McKinley

Car on McKinley

Car on McKinley

Car on McKinley

Osceola scene

A man who said he was robbed in Elkhart showed up at an Osceola business and the other person possibly involved left their car with bullet holes on McKinley in South Bend and went to Memorial Hospital for treatment, according to reports from several agencies.

However, the alleged victim, 29-year-old Darryl Hicks says there were two people who initially robbed him outside of a barber shop in Elkhart. Stealing two cell phones and his wallet.

“Somebody punched me from the back. When they punched me, I couldn’t do nothing but try to protect myself.” Hicks said. “I got a chipped tooth, they say I got a broken rib.”

Elkhart Police said at 11:51 a.m. an Elkhart County Sheriff's deputy was flagged down in 1600 block of S. Nappanee Street by a witness and shortly after that an Elkhart Police officer arrived.

The witness told police there was an altercation between some men in the parking lot. As they were fighting, the sound of gunfire could be heard.

Hicks says the gunshots came from him. He tells ABC57 news, the two attackers were talking about a gun, so he grabbed his firearm he had in his waistband. 

“When I got off the ground, I looked. First thing I see, I grabbed my gun. I cocked it and get to shooting.” He said.

At 11:56 a.m., a St. Joseph County Police Officer was flagged down in the 10000 block of McKinley Highway in Osceola by a man who said he was the victim of a robbery in an Elkhart parking lot.

Hicks says, after he fired at the fleeing attackers, he got into his car and followed them. One of the men got out of the car on McKinley near Malibu Tan. Hicks went into the business to ask someone to call police.

Around 12:15 p.m., the other person allegedly involved in the altercation contacted South Bend Police when his vehicle broke down at McKinley Highway and Sunnyside Street, reports said.

The subject was taken to Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

His vehicle was covered with several bullet holes.

Elkhart Police said it appears all involved are speaking with police.

If you have any information in this case, please contact the Elkhart Police Department at 574-295-7070.

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