St. Joseph County Police investigating after South Bend officer discharges weapon during shots fired response

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - The St. Joseph County Police Department is leading an investigation involving a South Bend Police officer discharging his weapon during a shots fired response.

At 11 p.m. on Sunday, the South Bend Police Department was called to the 1400 block of E. Donald St. for a shots fired reports.

At some point during the response to the report, a South Bend Police officer discharged his weapon.

No one was hit or injured as a result.

Though the incident does not align with the traditional definition of an "officer-involved shooting," St. Joseph County is leading an investigation into the matter per an interlocal agreement with South Bend Police, the St. Joseph County Police Department and the Mishawaka Police Department.

The officer involved is on administrative leave as the investigation is carried out.

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