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Officers cleared in shooting death of Corey Bailey

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- No charges will be filed against the two officers who were involved in the shooting death of 30-year-old Corey Bailey on December 28, 2017, according to the Elkhart County Prosecutor.

Officers Daniel Mayer and Jared Davies of the Elkhart Police Department were dispatched to the First Source Bank on E. Bristol Street at 3:37 p.m. for a bank robbery.

When officers arrived to the area, they located a possible suspect vehicle leaving the area.

They followed the vehicle to 6th and Wolf, where the vehicle was disabled, investigators said.

The three suspects began running down Wolf Avenue and fled in different directions.

One of the suspects slipped and fell to the ground. Officer Mayer used a taser on the suspect, but it had no effect.

The suspect got back up and continued running west on Wolf, reports said.

Officers Mayer and Davies saw the suspect, later identified as Bailey, approach a vehicle on Wolf Avenue, open the driver's door and point a gun at the driver, reports said.

Upon seeing the threat to the driver, officers Mayor and Davies fired at Bailey.

Bailey was hit multiple times and was immediately incapacitated. Officers Davies and Mayer performed CPR while awaiting medical personnel.

Bailey was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later.

The driver of the vehicle was treated for minor injuries from shattered glass and released from the hospital.

Both officers were current and proficient in their use of force training and firearms certifications, according to the prosecutor's office.

Both officers were placed on administrative leave until January 2018 when they were cleared for active duty by the Elkhart Police Department.

"While it is terribly unfortunate that Mr. Bailey was killed during this event, his actions in threatening the use of deadly force against an innocent bystander directly resulted in his own death," the prosecutor's office wrote in the press release.

The other two suspects in the robbery were apprehended. They were identified as Marshall Love, 29, of Elkhart, and Devores James, 28, of South Bend.

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