Man who shot at La Porte County officers on Thanksgiving is charged with attempted murder


Siad Berry

Indiana State Police announced Dec. 4 that charges have been filed against Siad H. Berry II, 42, from Knox, who fired shots at La Porte County officers on Thanksgiving evening Nov. 26.

The charges are:

  • Attempted Murder- Level 1 Felony (3 counts)
  • Aggravated Battery- Level 3 Felony (2 counts)
  • Criminal Recklessness- Level 5 Felony

Berry is being held at the La Porte County Jail, where his bond was set at $100,000 cash.

Sheriff’s officers shot and wounded Berry after he shot at them.

The sheriff’s office had received a report of shots being fired in the 7000-8000 block of CR-500W at about 5:15 p.m. When deputies arrived, the man immediately began firing at them, with a police vehicle being struck by the gunfire. The deputies returned fire, striking the man. They gave him first aid before he was transported to Franciscan Hospital in Michigan City for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. No officers were injured.

At the request of the La Porte County Sheriff John Boyd, the Indiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division was contacted to investigate the incident.

Other responding emergency units were from the Michigan City Police Department, Long Beach Police, Trail Creek Police, Springfield Township Fire Department, and La Porte County EMS.

4 Responses to “Man who shot at La Porte County officers on Thanksgiving is charged with attempted murder”

  1. Beaker

    Nov 29. 2020

    Leave it to LP County police for breaking the trend by shooting an ARMED suspect. We’re always behind the times.

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  2. lawman

    Nov 29. 2020

    not sure where you are going with this Beaker? MANY of the police shootings i read about are against ARMED suspects.

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  3. Judge Roy Bean

    Dec 04. 2020

    And by all means, let’s defund the police. NOT!
    Hats off to the police and the job that they do.
    “Defend the police”

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