Officers allowed to return to work after Martin's shooting

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

ELKHART, Ind.--- The two officers who were first on the scene at a deadly shooting at Martin's Supermarket in January will return to work.

Corporal's Cody Skipper and Jason Tripp start back tomorrow with the Elkhart Police Department.

They responded to a shooting inside Martin's in Elkhart on the night of Jan. 15.

Two women, Krystle Dikes, 20, and Rachelle Godfread, 44, were fatally shot that night by Shawn Bair, 22.

Skipper and Tripp were responsible for shooting Shawn Bair at the same time he had raised his handgun to shoot himself.

An internal review found neither violated any department policies.

The Elkhart Police Department is honoring their request to put this incident behind them.

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