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Police Shoot at Armed Robbery Suspect April 24, 2010

Posted by southbendpolice in In The News, News Releases, Uncategorized.

At approximately 8:45 AM on this date, the SBPD received a call of a robbery of two females in the 1200 block of Chimes Blvd. located on the northeast side of the City. Upon officers arrival, they were directed to three males who were identified  as the suspects in the case.

As an officer approached them they began to flee on foot and the officer pursued. At one point in the pursuit, one of the suspects turned and drew a handgun from his clothing. The pursuing officer, Corporal Ronald Johnson, a 30 year veteran of the SBPD fired his issued handgun at the robbery suspect, however the round did not strike the man. The pursuit however, quickly concluded and two of the three men were taken into custody, one of those being the person that drew the weapon at Cpl. Johnson.

The third individual fled into an apartment in the 900 block of  Patty Lane. The apartment building was immediately surrounded. Not knowing whether the suspect was armed, the SBPD  SWAT Team was activated as was the Hostage Negotiation Unit.
After evacuating several apartments in the complex, negotiators were able to coax the third suspect from an apartment at which time he was taken into custody. All of the suspects were taken to the Metro Homicide Unit for questioning as is standard procedure in any police involved shooting.

Two of the three suspects were adults and one is a juvenile.

No one, including the original robbery victims were injured in this incident.

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