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UPDATE: Names of officers involved in shooting released

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Indiana State Police are continuing to investigate a deadly officer-involved shooting in Elkhart.

ISP has released the name of the person shot and killed by Elkhart Police officers Sunday.  The 27-year-old man's name is Jamie I. Benavidez of Elkhart.

Police were called out to a break in on the 300 block of West Lusher Avenue.  The suspect, Benavidez, was reportedly armed with a gun.  When police showed up, they say Benavidez and an unidentified 14-year-old ran from the scene.

The teenager was taken into custody after giving up to police in the 300 block of West Lusher. Benavidez was also found on the same street.  But, police say Benavidez didn't give up.  They say he pointed a gun at officers.  

Three police officers shot at Benavidez, killing him.  No officers were hurt in the shooting.  Elkhart Police have released the identities of the three officers involved. 

They are Cpl. Bruce Anglemyer, Cpl James Ballard, and Sgt. Karl Miller.  The officers have a combined 61 years experience with the Elkhart Police Department.  Cpl. Anglemyer has been with the force the longest, serving 23 years with the Department.

Neighbors in the area heard all the commotion. One woman lives four houses down from where the shooting happened. She says her kids would have normally been riding their bikes in the afternoon, but today they were helping her with dinner.

"It makes me feel afraid because I was in the house getting ready to make dinner for Labor Day and me and my kids went outside and the cops come running up telling us we need to get in the house, someone's running with a gun and then two seconds later you hear 'pow, pow, pow' and the next thing I know I'm telling my kids to get down and there were just cops everywhere," said the woman.

She says this shooting hits too close to home.  There have been other shootings in the area this year, and the neighborhood just isn't the same.

"There was a shooting on Cleveland and 6th in May. There was a shooting on Benham just a couple months ago. Shootings are just getting closer and closer and closer to home," says the woman.

State police detectives interviewed witnesses and collected evidence from the scene.  It is Elkhart Police protocol for an outside agency to investigate an officer-involved shooting.

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