The investigation continues into an officer-involved shooting in Elkhart last weekend that left one man dead.
On Saturday afternoon, the Elkhart County Coroner’s office released the autopsy results for Jamie Benavidez, 27, the man killed in the incident. His death has now been ruled a homicide caused by “multiple gunshot wounds.”
They say it is now up to the prosecutor’s office to decide if the homicide was justifiable.
It all unfolded Sunday, Sept. 1, as police responded to an attempted burglary in the 300 block of W. Hubbard Ave. When officers arrived on the scene, they say that they saw two men leaving the house, one armed with a gun.
A chase ensued, and police arrested one of the suspects, a 14 year-old boy, in the 300 block of W. Lusher Ave.
But the other suspect, Jamie Benavidez, 27, was fatally shot by officers after he reportedly pointed a gun at them.
The officers involved in the shooting have been identified as Corporal Bruce Anglemeyer, Corporal James Ballard and Sergeant Karl Miller.
All three are described as veterans of the Elkhart Police Department, each with more than a decade of service.