ELKHART, Ind. — Two people, including a two-year-old child, are dead following a pair of shootings in Elkhart.
Police were called to investigate a shooting at a home on West High Street just before 10:30 a.m. Friday.
A man and a woman were arguing when the man pulled out a gun, according to Elkhart Police Chief Kris Seymore.
“The male suspect fired a handgun at the female in the residence. As a result of the handgun being fired, an approximately two-year-old child was shot, causing the child’s death,” Seymore said.
After the shooting, the suspect left the house. A description of the suspect and his car was sent out to Elkhart police, who tracked the man to an alley in the area of South Seventh Street.
“Officers made contact with the suspect and attempted to gain his compliance. At that time, an event…which those details are still unknown at this time…unfolded and during that event, an officer of the Elkhart police department discharged his service weapon, striking the suspect and causing his death,” said Chief Seymore.
The Elkhart County Homicide Unit will be investigating both shootings.
The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, according to Chief Seymore.