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November 11, 2013

Man killed by Elkhart police identified

ELKHART — Indiana State Police have released the name of the man shot and killed Sunday by Elkhart police officers.

The man killed following a two-state pursuit was Christopher James Ryckeart, 31, of Elkhart.

Police said that Ryckeart was allegedly backing his truck into the path of officers as they attempted to arrest him after the pursuit.

Three Elkhart police officers fired their guns at Ryckeart, state police reported. Ryckeart died at the scene as a result of the gunfire.

The names of the officers involved in the shooting will be released in the next 24 hours by the Elkhart Police Department, state police said.

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