Ryan O'Neill

South Bend Police Department

How Two Gunshots Sparked Outrage in South Bend

Jul 3, 2019
Justin Hicks/WVPE

It’s been over two weeks since a black South Bend resident was fatally shot by a white police officer, but the pain and outrage ignited in the community have not gone away. Here's a timeline with some context to give insight into how this incident sparked an outcry.

It was just before 3:30 a.m. on Father’s Day when South Bend police officer Ryan O’Neill responded to a call about a suspicious person at an apartment building.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg held a press conference Wednesday afternoon with the President of the local NAACP and other city leaders including city council members and the police chief. He talked about what's next for South Bend and about keeping the investigation as transparent as possible. 

Early Sunday morning Sergeant Ryan O’Neill of the South Bend Police Department shot and killed Eric Logan.

Previous Internal Investigation Into SBPD Officer Sgt. Ryan O'Neill

Jun 18, 2019
South Bend Police Dept.

A spokesman for the South Bend Police Department is answering questions today about a previous internal investigation into the officer who shot and killed Eric Logan over the weekend.  According to investigators, Sgt. Ryan O'Neill fired at Logan because he said Logan was coming at him with a knife.   

Justin Hicks/WVPE

 

Community members at a vigil in South Bend Monday night are looking for answers following the shooting death of 53-year-old Eric Logan by a police officer early Sunday morning.

South Bend Police Dept.

Ken Cotter, the St. Joseph County Prosecutor, says Sgt. Ryan O'Neill, the officer who fired at Eric Logan, did not have his body camera or vehicle camera activated.