No criminal charge
will be filed against the person who shot a man to death on March 17 at a
residence in the 2500 block of Dombey Road.
Prosecuting Attorney Gary Germann announced this morning that, following a
lengthy investigation, it is his determination that the person who fired the
fatal shots was acting in self-defense.
The victim has been
identified as Jamie Vincent.
“On March 17, 2019,
the Portage Police Department responded to a 911 call indicating a shooting
had occurred at 2565 Dombey Road in Portage, Ind. Jamie Vincent was found
dead with the cause of death multiple gunshot wounds. A complete, thorough,
and professional investigation was conducted by multiple members of the
Portage Police Department led by Det. Kurt Biggs. After a review of all of
the police reports and a conference with Det. Biggs, I have determined that
during an altercation between Mr. Vincent and a second party, the second
party suffered a potentially fatal stab wound. The second party then
tragically shot Mr. Vincent in self-defense. In the absence of prompt
medical attention, the second party may have themselves died because of the
severity of the stab wound. As a result, no criminal charges will be filed
in this case.”