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The Journal Gazette

Friday, April 07, 2017 8:40 am

Verbatim: State police ID suspect

Indiana State Police issued the following news release Friday, April 7:

Elkhart County – The Indiana State Police have positively identified the suspect that was killed by police Wednesday morning in the parking lot of the Double D Bar and Grill in Goshen.  

The 19-year-old man has been identified as Michael Alcaraz of Bristol.  Alcaraz also has ties to the Chicago area.  Alcaraz died at the scene and was later taken to Kalamazoo Michigan where an autopsy was performed Thursday.

Police recovered a shotgun from Alcaraz at the scene. The state police is asking anyone that may have been approached by the suspect or may have information about the shooting to contact the Bremen Post at 574-546-4900.

The names of the three Goshen police officers involved in the shooting will be released Friday afternoon.