UPDATE: Tuesday morning's officer-involved shooting confirmed fatal

UPDATE: Tuesday morning’s officer-involved shooting confirmed fatal

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -UPDATE: The South Bend Police Department has confirmed that the suspect in Tuesday morning's officer-involved shooting has died. 

The call came in at 6:40 a.m. for a man threatening with a knife near the East Race and LaSalle Street.

"The caller reported that the man had chased him with a knife and then stabbed his vehicle. After obtaining further information from the caller, responding officers with the South Bend Police Department came upon that suspect," SBPD said. "The preliminary investigation determined that during their encounter with the man with the knife, one officer unsuccessfully deployed his taser to disarm and detain the suspect. A short time later, the second officer fired his handgun, striking the suspect."

The 69-year-old suspect was taken to the hospital but died from his injuries a short time after arriving. 

Authorities say an autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday, but they are withholding releasing names of those involved until next of kin have been notified.

Pursuant to an Interlocal Agreement between South Bend, Mishawaka and St. Joseph County Police Departments, investigators from both St. Joseph County Police and Mishawaka Police Departments are investigating the shooting.

"The South Bend Police Department is fully cooperating with the investigation," SBPD said. "County police investigators are continuing to interview of multiple witnesses to the shooting, body camera video, and other evidence. Once all evidence has been processed and reviewed, St. Joseph County Police Detectives will forward all evidence, witness statements, videos, photographs, facts and findings to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office for prosecutorial review of the incident."

ORIGINAL STORY: The South Bend Police Department were called out to an incident near Niles and Colfax Avenues in South Bend at around 6:40 a.m. 

An officer eventually discharged his firearm upon arriving at the scene. 

One person was taken to the hospital. No officers were injured in the incident. 

The St. Joseph County Police Department and the Mishawaka Police Department are currently handling the investigation.

This is an ongoing investigation, and we will provide more details once they are received. 

The Mishawaka Major Crimes Unit is on the scene.

South Bend Police confirmed the person sent to the hospital was injured by the officer's weapon.

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