County Sheriff’s Police is investigating the shooting death on Sunday of a
police, at 6:37 p.m. officers were dispatched to a residence in the 300
block of Salt Creek Parkway in South Haven in response to a report of a
self-inflicted gunshot wound.
have initially determined that Burnie Blackmon, 18, was handing a
semi-automatic handgun which belonged to Nicholas Gundrum, 22, of rural
unknown reasons chambered a round into the weapon and discharged the
weapon,” police said. “The round struck Blackmon in the head.”
pronounced dead at the scene by the Porter County Coroner’s Office.
investigation is continuing.