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Driver shot to death by police in Elkhart is ID’d


Statement as distributed Monday by the Bremen post of the Indiana State Police:

Elkhart County – The name of the individual that was shot yesterday by officers with the Elkhart City Police Department is Christopher James Ryckeart, 31, of Elkhart. Ryckeart was allegedly backing his truck into the path of officers as they attempted to place him in custody after a vehicle pursuit.

In all three Elkhart City Police officers discharged their guns at Ryckeart. Ryckeart died at the scene as a result of the gunfire.

The names of the officers involved in the shooting will be released over the next 24 hours by the Elkhart City Police Department.

No other information is available at this time. New information will be released as it becomes available.

*All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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