The Indiana State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting in
Michigan City on Wednesday.
According to police, at 5:53 p.m. two Michigan City Police officers assigned
to their Safe Streets Team stopped a passenger vehicle on Welnetz Road for a
traffic violation. That vehicle was occupied by four persons, one of
whom—identified as Daniel Sherrod Jr., 19, of Michigan City—fled on foot,
the ISP said.
The officers were in a fully marked police car and in uniform.
One of the two MCPD officers followed Sherrod, who ran a short distance,
then entered an “unlocked, occupied residence” in the Salem Port apartment
complex. There a struggle ensued between the officer and Sherrod, who
attempted to remove the officer’s weapon, the ISP said.
The office, however, succeeded in regaining control of his sidearm and
fired, hitting Sherrod in the abdomen, the ISP said.
Sherrod fled again on foot but was subsequently found a mile away in an
acquaintance’s apartment in the Dody Street complex, the ISP said.
Sherrod was transported to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Michigan City, then
airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend where he is reported to be in
The officer was not injured.
In accordance with MCPD policy, the officer has been placed on paid
The officer involved in the shooting is Michigan
City Police Patrolman Ron Skibins, a six year veteran. He is currently on
paid administrative leave. This is in accordance with Michigan City Police
Department policies, the ISP said.
of this nature can take weeks to complete. Once finished, the investigation
will be submitted to the LaPorte County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for
review and action as deemed appropriate.”