Marshall County- The Indiana State Police has been requested to investigate an officer-involved shooting involving a Deputy with the St. Joseph County Police Department, and an Officer with the Mishawaka Police Department. 

Preliminary information indicates that police responded to a shots-fired call in the 200 block of South Dixie Way in Roseland, IN, at approximately 05:08 AM.  A St. Joseph County Deputy spotted the suspect vehicle, a Black 2004 Lincoln SUV, minutes later, and at attempted a traffic stop.  The driver of the vehicle fled leading responding officers in a pursuit.  The pursuit eventually headed south on Capital Avenue / Elm Road.  Officers with the Mishawaka Police Department joined in the pursuit. 

The driver of the Lincoln drove into a field approximately ½ mile south of the intersection of Elm Road and Tyler Road, in Marshall County.  The driver then fled on foot.  Officers located the suspect and shots were fired by a St. Joseph County Deputy and an Officer with the Mishawaka Police Department.  The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver has been identified as Johnny Lee Wood, 54 of Elkhart, IN.  Family has been notified.

An autopsy is scheduled to be completed on Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at the Marshall County Forensic Center.

At the conclusion of this investigation, all information will be turned over to the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office for review.