CHICAGO (CBS) — State and county authorities in northwest Indiana are investigating a fatal shooting early Saturday involving a Portage police officer.
The shooting happened during a traffic stop at 1:47 a.m. in the 5300 block of Royal Avenue in Portage, according to Portage police.
“During the encounter initial reports indicate actions by the suspect ultimately led to the officer involved shooting,” Portage police said in a statement.
William D. Spates, a 39-year-old man from Portage, Indiana, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Porter County sheriff’s office. His family has been notified.
On Monday, Portage police will release the name of the officer involved in the shooting, the Porter County sheriff’s office said. Following the incident, the officer was taken to Portage Hospital where he was treated and released.
The Porter County sheriff’s office is investigating the shooting with assistance from Indiana State Police.
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