South Bend Shooting

WVPE News / Annacaroline Caruso

South Bend residents met Thursday night with city leaders to further discuss the findings of the Eric Logan shooting investigation. Many community members are still angry.

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio

 

Community members came to a South Bend Board of Public Safety Meeting Wednesday morning looking for answers.

Encounters with city officials and community members have been largely contentious since the shooting of Eric Logan by Police Sergeant Ryan O’Neill on June 16th. O’Neill resigned on Monday. 

Andre Stoner is with Faith in St. Joe County. He says they want the board to step up. 

 

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski engaged with activists at a march Friday evening for shooting victim Eric Logan.

Logan was shot and killed by officer Ryan O’Neill. O’Neill says Logan was breaking into cars and threatened him with a knife. O’Neill’s body camera was not recording at the time of the incident.

Since then, tempers have been running high in South Bend. Shardae Word said during the march that having a police shooting like this happen in South Bend makes it seem more real.

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.