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ISP: Man shot by MCPD officer is formally charged

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A man who the Indiana State Police say was shot by a Michigan City Police officer after he tried to disarm the officer during a struggle has been formally charged.

Daniel Sherrod Jr., 19, of Michigan City, has been charged with disarming a law enforcement officer, a Class C felony punishable by a term of two to eight years; residential entry, a Class D felony punishable by a term of six months to three years; and two misdemeanors, resisting law enforcement and battery to a law enforcement officer.

The incident occurred on June 20, after Sherrod fled on foot from a traffic stop. Patrolman Ron Skibins followed Sherrod, who entered an unlocked, occupied resident in the Salem Port apartment complex and there in a struggle attempted to take Skibins’ sidearm, the ISP said.

Skibins shot him.

“As the investigation has continued, indications are Sherrod was shot on the back, close to his left arm, while he and the officer were fighting for control of the weapon,” the ISP said.

Sherrod was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend and Skibins, a six year veteran of the MCPD, was placed on paid administrative leave, in accordance with departmental policy, the ISP.

The ISP is investigating the incident for the MCPD.


Posted 6/26/2012