Officers involved in New Year’s Eve shooting of man in Starke County identified


The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department has released the names of the two officers that were involved in a shooting on New Year’s Eve that killed a man.

Richard Prater and Blake Bennett are the names of the officers. Jeffery Marvin was the man who was shot and killed as he drove his pickup truck towards the officers after leading them on a chase.

Prater and Bennett were placed on administrative leave, but are now back at work while Indiana State Police investigate.


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