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Indiana Officer Shot, Killed by Man Wearing Body Armor

September 07, 2014  | 

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WGNTV is reporting that Merrillville, Ind., police officer Nickolaus Schultz, 24, died Sunday at Christ Hospital on Sunday morning after he was shot in the head Friday night.

Shultz responded to a call of a man who had been evicted and had returned to his home. The Lake County coroner says that resident was 33-year-old Michael Hrnciar. He was evicted in July and when police showed up they say he was wearing body armor and there was an exchange of gunfire.
According to the Merrillville Police Department Officer Shultz succumbed to his wounds at 9:47 a.m.
Authorities told CBS Chicago that the suspect was wearing body armor and he shot officer Schultz in the head. The suspect may have pulled the wounded officer into the unit.

Other officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect and the SWAT team was called in, apparently to get to Officer Schultz. That is when the suspect was found dead. It is not clear whether he took his own life or was shot by a police officer.

Comments (10)

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Steve Q @ 9/7/2014 9:54 PM

Rest in peace brother........

brazil42 @ 9/8/2014 8:08 AM

God bless you Nick

Leonard Mather @ 9/8/2014 3:45 PM

Whenever a LEO is shot and killed, it is best that the Perp arrive DOA. All benefit from that I believe that St. Michael the Archangel would agree.

Jason @ 9/8/2014 8:10 PM

Didn't take long for the life long losers to start hating on the Police.

Lane @ 9/8/2014 8:31 PM

Yeah, seriously! That man put his life on the line to handle a situation, and now some moron is stirring crap up that doesn't even make sense. "Hate"- I'd like to see you put a badge and gun on, and go out and do what he did. He was a brave man. RIP, brother.

Mikecarstop @ 9/9/2014 2:37 AM

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.

Richard Hightower @ 9/9/2014 5:25 AM

My prayers go out to the Officer's family. May they find some peace in know he was doing his best against the forces and agents of evil in this world. May he rest in peace.

But, I can hear the rumblings -- "civilians should not have military gear (i.e. body armor)". It has already started with the sounds of the Mobs concering LEOs having needed gear. The call to prevent Citizens from having "military equipment" will soon follow.

TERRY F. ZECH VAPD (RET) @ 9/9/2014 7:32 AM

At least the death penalty was invoked by the actions of the suspect. Rest in peace Cpl Harwood. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department.


RIP Officer Schultz, you did well.

Terrence Shibata @ 9/9/2014 8:26 PM

God bless his family as they go through this difficult time. Why isn't the news covering all the police officer's deaths?

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