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Suspect shot during home invasion in Cass County

Cass County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 10:31 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 22:31:35-05

VOLINIA TOWNSHIP — An Elkhart Indiana man who forced his way into a home in Cass County was shot in a fight with the residents.

Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke tells FOX 17 the home invasion happened around 6:30 p.m. The Indiana man, who is not being identified, got into a house on Marcellus Highway in Volinia Township where 35 year-old Jonathon Niswonger and 34 year-old Shasta Blankenmyer live. A fight between the man and Niswonger ended when Niswonger shot the man in the stomach.

The man drove away and was later found at Elkhart General Hospital in Indiana.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office is working with Indiana police to investigate the break-in. If you know anything about this incident, please call the Cass County Sheriff's Office at (269) 445-2481.