Indiana State Police investigating officer-involved shooting in South Bend

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The Indiana State Excise Police has requested that the Indiana State Police investigate an officer-involved shooting that took place in South Bend.

The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sep. 29 when an excise officer was working a special detail around local convenience stores and began to follow a silver vehicle that is believed to be an early 2000’s or late 90’s Honda Civic northeast on Rockne Drive.

Near the intersection of Rockne Drive and North Jacob Street, the driver of the suspect vehicle stopped in the street, got out of his vehicle, and began to fire shots at the front of the vehicle being driven by the excise officer.

The officer returned fire as the suspect briefly fled on foot before returning to his vehicle and speeding off.

The Indiana State Excise Officer did not chase the suspect vehicle. It’s not known if the suspect was struck by gunfire. The officer was not injured.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

Anybody with information is asked to the call the Indiana State Police Bremen Post at 574-546-4900.

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