Police pursuit ends with homeowner shooting suspect

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit has released additional information on the police pursuit that ended with a Ganger homeowner shooting the suspect.

Goshen Police attempted to stop an individual on Sunday at 11:58 a.m. He fled, leading multiple police department agencies to pursue, beginning in Elkhart County and ending in St. Joseph County, near the intersection of Cleveland and Bittersweet Road.

When the suspect reached the intersection, he got out of his car and ran towards the 11600 block of Anderson Road in Granger, according to CMHU. 

While officers pursued the individual, they heard a gunshot and determined he had been shot by a homeowner around 1 p.m., CMHU said.

Officers located both the homeowner and the individual in a wooded area. Officers determined the individual had been shot and took him to the hospital, according to CMHU. Officers at the scene did not discharge their weapons, CMHU said.

"Inside of an outbuilding. He was engaged with the individual and one shot was fired. The individual was shot, the suspect, was shot," said Commander Michael Grzegorek, St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit. 

"The county officers here were told by dispatch that he was supposed to be armed," said Grzegorek. 

Due to the involvement of the multi-agency pursuit and injury to the individual, CMHU was activated and is currently handling the investigation. Witnesses have been interviewed by CMHU investigators.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are asked to call CMHU at 574-235-5009 or Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.


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