Investigators awaiting ballistics tests in police-involved shooting in Elkhart


Elkhart Police are awaiting ballistics tests to determine whether an officer, or someone else, fired the shot that killed an Elkhart man this past weekend.

Two officers responded to a burglary report on Sunday, Dec. 4, in the area of Capitol Blvd. and DeCamp Ave. when they heard gunshots, nearby, then ran to the scene and opened fire on a car.

Police haven’t said what prompted officers to use their weapons.

Meantime, an autopsy has been completed on 29-year-old Norman Gary, who was found, dead inside the car, Gary died of a gunshot wound.

The manner of his death was determined to be homicide.

There will be a press conference at the Elkhart Police Department on Tuesday Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. regarding the shooting.

During the conference, Mayor Tim Neese will make a statement and Chief Ed Windbigler will identify the officers who were involved in the incident.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here