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
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.