South Bend Police Department Press Release

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

 

One Officer Killed, One Wounded Overnight

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At 01:39 AM this date, the SBPD Dispatch Center received a call of shots fired in the 1700 block of Lincoln Way East. Officers arriving on the scene were then directed to the Wooden Indian Motel, located at 1631 Lincoln Way East. Moments later the officers were able to locate an armed man and were attempting to detain him when the subject shot both officers. During the encounter, one officer was shot and wounded and the other officer was shot and killed. The suspect in this case was also fatally wounded by gunfire during the exchange.

Officer wounded, with non life-threatening injuries is: Patrolman Michael Norby, a one-and-a-half year veteran of the SBPD.

Officer Killed in the exchange: Corporal Nick S. Polizzotto, a nine year veteran of the SBPD.


The name of the suspect in this case is not being released at this time.

The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit has been called in to investigate this incident.

The SBPD and the City of South Bend offer it's sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Polizzotto family and wish Officer Norby a speedy recovery.

All arrangements are pending.





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