Police shooting of domestic disturbance suspect under investigation by Indiana State Police


By: Associated Press

NORTH JUDSON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State Police say they’re investigating a police-action shooting in northern Indiana that wounded a man who allegedly fought with officers at a rural home.

State police said North Judson and Starke County Sheriff’s Department officers were called about 11:45 a.m. Tuesday to a home near North Judson on a report of a domestic disturbance.

A preliminary investigation shows the officers called to that home about 40 miles southwest of South Bend encountered 29-year-old Richard Joseph Benwell who began fighting with the officers. The officers shot Benwell during that altercation and he was airlifted to a South Bend hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

He was last listed in stable condition.

State police said no officer was injured in Tuesday’s confrontation.