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No charges will be filed against Elkhart Police sergeant for killing a man in August

Elkhart Police Sgt. Mike Davis (Photo supplied/Elkhart Police Department)

No charges will be filed against an Elkhart Police sergeant who shot and killed a man a short time after the man shot and killed a toddler.

It was back in late August when Police say Lonnel Cephas Jr. fired rounds from a gun at his 15-year-old estranged girlfriend and her mother.

The bullets went through a wall of a home in the 500 block of High Street and struck Danton Munoz in the head.

A short time later, officers found Cephas in an alley in the area of 8th Street and Cleveland Avenue.

Sergeant Mike Davis saw Cephas with a 9 millimeter gun and ordered him to drop it.

When Cephas brought the gun down and in the direction of Sergeant Davis, Davis fired his duty riffle.

Other officers on scene found a 9 millimeter handgun underneath Cephas’s body.

The gun was determined to be the weapon that killed Munoz.

The prosecutor’s office ruled the officer’s shot at Cephas was justified in order to protect officers and others.

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2 comments

DAVID ALAN KRIEGEL November 4, 2021 at 4:04 pm

The absolute trauma Police face when they are forced to kill a human. I believe there should be a trust fund set up for them to pay for their future mental health treatments at a minimum

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Charles U Farley November 5, 2021 at 8:54 am

The perp just shot at a former romantic interest, killed a kid, and was getting ready to shoot the cop. I cannot speak to the officer’s mental state, but personally I’d be fine with it. Hopefully the officer is also.

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