Goshen police name officer involved in shooting

Michael McCormack

GOSHEN, Ind. (WNDU) – Police have named the officer involved in a chase and shooting that occurred Wednesday night in Goshen.

The incident started with a police pursuit around 9:16 p.m. near Lincolnway East and Kercher Road, and the pursuit came to an end at 9:57 p.m. near the intersection of West Washington Street and 3rd Street, dispatch confirmed.

The 40-minute pursuit, which police say averaged speeds of 30-40 mph, came to an end after officers deployed Stop Sticks at several locations to flatten the driver's tires.

It was after the pursuit ended that the officer shot the suspect, who was identified as 34-year-old Joshua Perry of Goshen.

His injuries are not considered life-threatening. Perry had two outstanding warrants for his arrest and is preliminarily charged with resisting arrest with a vehicle.

On Friday, the Goshen Police Department identified the officer as Lieutenant Michael McCormack. He has been with the department for four years after serving in LaPorte for two years.

McCormack has been awarded the Division Chief Award twice, according to a Goshen Police Department news release. They say he has one disciplinary incident for failing to notify dispatch when exiting his squad car when arresting a suspect.

McCormack was placed on administrative leave until the investigation is completed.

No police were shot in the incident. The Elkhart County Homicide Unit will be leading the investigation.

NewsCenter 16 will bring you updates as the homicide unit's investigation unfolds and we learn more.