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Grand jury convening for Elkhart officer involved shooting

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Christopher James Ryckeart (Courtesy Elkhart County Sheriff's Dept.) Christopher James Ryckeart (Courtesy Elkhart County Sheriff's Dept.)
From left to right: Ray, Mayer, Gruber (Courtesy: Elkhart Police Department) From left to right: Ray, Mayer, Gruber (Courtesy: Elkhart Police Department)

The Elkhart County Prosecutor's Office is convening a grand jury to determine whether charges should be filed in connection to a fatal officer involved shooting from November of last year.

Christopher James Ryckeart was shot and killed during a pursuit with the Elkhart Police Department.  The Indiana State Police investigation into the shooting was turned over to the prosecutor's office in mid-December.

Police say Corporal Jason Ray and Patrolmen Jason Gruber and Daniel Mayer were the officers involved.

The prosecutor's office says grand juries are often convened in cases of officer involved shootings.  The jury will determine what action, if any, should be take in response to the shooting.  The jury will be held on January 27.

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