Grand jury clears N. Ind. officers in shooting


ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A grand jury has cleared three northern Indiana police officers in the fatal shooting of man who they said tried to back the pickup truck he was driving into them.

The Elkhart County prosecutor’s office says the grand jury decided Monday against seeking any criminal charges against the Elkhart city police officers.

Police say the three officers shot 31-year-old Christopher Ryckeart of Elkhart after a 40-minute chase on Nov. 10 that crossed the state line into Michigan for a time.

Police say the truck had been reported stolen and that Ryckeart was backing it into the path of officers trying to arrest him when they opened fire. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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