(South Bend, IN and Benton Harbor, MI) - Thursday was a rough day for area police officers.
In the early morning hours, officers in South Bend responded to an emergency room where three juveniles had turned up with gunshot wounds. At the same time, a fight broke out in the hospital parking garage. A security officer was struck, then dragged by a fleeing vehicle.
A few hours later in South Bend, city police officers approached a trespasser, who began punching one of the officers. The assailant then armed himself with two screwdrivers. One officer suffered facial fractures and lacerations as a result of the assault. Another suffered a hand injury.
And things weren’t much better up in Benton Harbor. Two officers there were shot Thursday night. The shooter was himself shot and killed. The officers are recovering.