WEB EXTRAS: Eric Logan investigation videos, documents, and photos

ABC57 has compiled some of the evidence we obtained from officials to give you a chance to see it for yourself.

Below you'll find:

  • A graphic depicting an overhead view of the parking lot with images of each piece of evidence and where it was located
  • A video of Sgt. O'Neill explaining to the CMHU commander what happened when he arrived on scene, including the shooting. (under 4 minutes)
  • A video of Sgt. O'Neill speaking with investigators from the CMHU about the shooting. (approx. 30 minutes)
  • A slide show of evidence photos from the scene of the shooting, including images of Logan at the scene. (Warning: Graphic content)
  • All of the documents released in the case including police reports, DNA reports, witness statements and the autopsy report.
  • Timeline of events


OVERVIEW OF SHOOTING SCENE



SGT. O'NEILL INTERVIEW WITH CMHU AT 7:20 A.M. JUNE 16



SGT. O'NEILL GIVES DETAILED WALKTHROUGH OF SHOOTING

At 8:07 a.m. Sgt. O'Neill and CMHU Commander Grzegorek record the walkthrough of the scene and shooting at the Central High Apartments.



SLIDESHOW OF EVIDENCE PHOTOS (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)

3:23 a.m. A resident calls 9-1-1 and reports a person wearing all dark clothing is walking around the parking lot of the Central High Apartments with a flashlight, breaking into cars.
3:27 a.m.: Officers are dispatched to the Central High Apartments
3:30 a.m. Sgt. Ryan O'Neill notifies dispatch he is on scene
3:31:35 a.m. First shot captured on ShotSpotter
3:31:36 a.m. Second shot captured on ShotSpotter
3:31:55 a.m. O'Neill tells dispatch "Shots fired, get me an ambo"

Dashcam video shows Sgt. Ryan O'Neill and Eric Logan standing behind a Subaru in the parking lot of the Central High Apartments just moments after the shooting.

Dashcam video shows Eric Logan standing behind a Subaru in the parking lot of the Central High Apartments just moments after the shooting.

3:32 a.m. Officer Lindzy puts Logan in handcuffs.

3:32 a.m. Officer Lindzy puts Logan in handcuffs.

Eric Logan

Dash camera footage of the scene after several other officers arrive to assist.

Officers had to search to figure out where Logan had been shot. They initially called for an ambulance.

Officers had to search to figure out where Logan had been shot. They initially called for an ambulance.

Officers decide to "load and go" instead of waiting for an ambulance. At 3:34 a.m. Officer Aaron Knepper leaves the scene with Logan in his back seat en route to the hospital, which is less than one mile from the scene.

Officers decide to "load and go" instead of waiting for an ambulance. At 3:34 a.m. Officer Aaron Knepper leaves the scene with Logan in his back seat en route to the hospital, which is less than one mile from the scene.

Eric Logan was transported in the back seat of the patrol vehicle to Memorial Hospital.

3:36 a.m. Officer Knepper arrives with Logan at the hospital. The drive took approximately one minute and 27 seconds.

Following the shooting, the scene is secured and the investigation begins. These photos are crime scene photos taken by a member of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit.

Following the shooting, the scene is secured and the investigation begins. These photos are crime scene photos taken by a member of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit.

Following the shooting, the scene is secured and the investigation begins. These photos are crime scene photos taken by a member of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit.

Following the shooting, the scene is secured and the investigation begins. These photos are crime scene photos taken by a member of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit.

Following the shooting, the scene is secured and the investigation begins. These photos are crime scene photos taken by a member of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit.

Following the shooting, the scene is secured and the investigation begins. These photos are crime scene photos taken by a member of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit.

Following the shooting, the scene is secured and the investigation begins. These photos are crime scene photos taken by a member of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit.

Following the shooting, the scene is secured and the investigation begins. These photos are crime scene photos taken by a member of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit.

Following the shooting, the scene is secured and the investigation begins. These photos are crime scene photos taken by a member of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit.

Following the shooting, the scene is secured and the investigation begins. These photos are crime scene photos taken by a member of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit.

Following the shooting, the scene is secured and the investigation begins. These photos are crime scene photos taken by a member of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit.

Following the shooting, the scene is secured and the investigation begins. These photos are crime scene photos taken by a member of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit.

Following the shooting, the scene is secured and the investigation begins. These photos are crime scene photos taken by a member of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit.

According to the documents released, Eric Logan was leaning inside the Honda when Sgt. O'Neill arrived to the scene. O'Neill parked his patrol vehicle at an angle behind the white Subaru and black Honda.

According to the documents released, Eric Logan was leaning inside the Honda when Sgt. O'Neill arrived to the scene. 

Sgt. O'Neill was between his patrol car and the Honda when he fired two shots at Eric Logan. The evidence markers are for the two bullet casings and the knife Logan allegedly threw at O'Neill.

One of the shell casings from O'Neill's gun.

One of the shell casings from O'Neill's gun.

Evidence markers 2 and 3 include the second bullet casing and the knife.

Evidence markers 2 and 3 include the second bullet casing and the knife.

Evidence marker 2 is the second bullet casing.

Evidence marker 2 is another bullet casing.

Evidence marker 3 is the knife Logan allegedly threw at Sgt. O'Neill

Evidence marker 3 is the knife Logan allegedly threw at Sgt. O'Neill

Knife shown to scale.

To the left of O'Neill's patrol car is evidence marker 4

To the left of O'Neill's patrol car is evidence marker 4

To the left of O'Neill's patrol car is evidence marker 4

Evidence marker 4: The small purse/wallet was taken from KH's Toyota Highlander parked a few cars down in the same parking lot.

Evidence markers 5, 6 and 7 behind the Subaru and black Honda.

Evidence markers 5 (the tissue) and 3 (the knife)

Evidence marker 5 shows the tissue Logan was allegedly holding when confronted by Sgt. O'Neill.

Evidence markers 6 and 7

Evidence marker 6 shows a black phone and white phone cord. The phone belonged to Logan. The white cord belongs to JD, the owner of a 2003 Honda that was broken into that night.

Evidence marker 6 shows a black phone and white phone cord. The phone belonged to Logan. The white cord belongs to JD, the owner of a 2003 Honda that was broken into that night.

Evidence marker 6 shows a black phone and white phone cord. The phone belonged to Logan. The white cord belongs to JD, the owner of a 2003 Honda that was broken into that night.

Evidence marker 7 shows a pink wallet and keys. The wallet belonged to KH, the owner of a Toyota Highlander that was broken into that night. KH also owned the purse shown by evidence marker #4. KH said the keys did not belong to her.

Evidence marker 7 shows a pink wallet and keys. The wallet belonged to KH, the owner of a Toyota Highlander that was broken into that night. KH also owned the purse shown by evidence marker #4. KH said the keys did not belong to her.

Contents of the pink wallet.

Evidence marker 8 shows what appears to be blood on the back of the Subaru, where Logan stood after the shooting. DNA testing confirmed it was Logan's blood.

Evidence marker 8 shows what appears to be blood on the back of the Subaru, where Logan stood after the shooting. DNA testing confirmed it was Logan's blood.

One of the bullets fired by O'Neill went through the open door of the Honda.

One of the bullets fired by O'Neill went through the open door of the Honda.

One of the bullets fired by O'Neill went through the open door of the Honda.

One of the bullets fired by O'Neill went through the open door of the Honda.

One of the bullets fired by O'Neill went through the open door of the Honda. These images show the front of the door, where the bullet exited.

One of the bullets fired by O'Neill went through the open door of the Honda. These images show the front of the door, where the bullet exited.

One of the bullets fired by O'Neill went through the open door of the Honda. These images show the front of the door, where the bullet exited.

One of the bullets fired by O'Neill went through the open door of the Honda. These images show the front of the door, where the bullet exited.

Just a few parking spaces away from the shooting scene, a Toyota Highlander showed evidence of a break-in. The owner reported the theft of a wallet (evidence marker 7) and small purse (evidence marker 4).

Just a few parking spaces away from the shooting scene, a Toyota Highlander showed evidence of a break-in. The owner reported the theft of a wallet (evidence marker 7) and small purse (evidence marker 4).

Just a few parking spaces away from the shooting scene, a Toyota Highlander showed evidence of a break-in. The owner reported the theft of a wallet (evidence marker 7) and small purse (evidence marker 4).

Just a few parking spaces away from the shooting scene, a Toyota Highlander showed evidence of a break-in. The owner reported the theft of a wallet (evidence marker 7) and small purse (evidence marker 4).

Just a few parking spaces away from the shooting scene, a Toyota Highlander showed evidence of a break-in. The owner reported the theft of a wallet (evidence marker 7) and small purse (evidence marker 4).

Police located several other cars that had broken windows near the apartments. On N. Williams Street, a Scion parked facing northbound had a broken driver's side window. The owner of the Scion said nothing was taken from his vehicle.

Police located several other cars that had broken windows near the apartments. On N. Williams Street, a Scion parked facing northbound had a broken driver's side window. The owner of the Scion said nothing was taken from his vehicle.

On N. Williams Street, a blue Mercury Marquis was also broken into. The owner reported the theft of her stereo faceplate. It was found in pieces - one piece was on the sidewalk and one piece was in the roadway.

On N. Williams Street, a blue Mercury Marquis was also broken into. The owner reported the theft of her stereo faceplate. It was found in pieces - one piece was on the sidewalk and one piece was in the roadway.

On N. Williams Street, a blue Mercury Marquis was also broken into. The owner reported the theft of her stereo faceplate. It was found in pieces - one piece was on the sidewalk (evidence marker 10) and one piece was in the roadway (evidence marker 9).

On N. Williams Street, a blue Mercury Marquis was also broken into. The owner reported the theft of her stereo faceplate. It was found in pieces - one piece was on the sidewalk (evidence marker 10) and one piece was in the roadway (evidence marker 9).

On N. Williams Street, a blue Mercury Marquis was also broken into. The owner reported the theft of her stereo faceplate. It was found in pieces - one piece was on the sidewalk (evidence marker 10) and one piece was in the roadway (evidence marker 9).

On N. Williams Street, a blue Mercury Marquis was also broken into. The owner reported the theft of her stereo faceplate. It was found in pieces - one piece was on the sidewalk (evidence marker 10) and one piece was in the roadway (evidence marker 9).

On N. Williams Street, a blue Mercury Marquis was also broken into. The owner reported the theft of her stereo faceplate. It was found in pieces - one piece was on the sidewalk (evidence marker 10) and one piece was in the roadway (evidence marker 9).

On N. Williams Street, a blue Mercury Marquis was also broken into. The owner reported the theft of her stereo faceplate. It was found in pieces - one piece was on the sidewalk (evidence marker 10) and one piece was in the roadway (evidence marker 9).

Sergeant Ryan O'Neill's gun was seized as evidence following the shooting.

Photos of Sgt. O'Neill were taken just after the shooting.

Photos of Sgt. O'Neill were taken just after the shooting.

Photos of Sgt. O'Neill were taken just after the shooting. O'Neill told investigators Logan threw a knife at him and it caused an abrasion to his forearm.

Photos of Sgt. O'Neill were taken just after the shooting. O'Neill told investigators Logan threw a knife at him and it caused an abrasion to his forearm.

Photos of Sgt. O'Neill were taken just after the shooting. O'Neill told investigators Logan threw a knife at him and it caused an abrasion to his forearm.

Photos of Sgt. O'Neill were taken just after the shooting. O'Neill told investigators Logan threw a knife at him and it caused an abrasion to his forearm.

Photos of Sgt. O'Neill were taken just after the shooting. O'Neill told investigators Logan threw a knife at him and it caused an abrasion to his forearm.

Photos of Knepper's patrol vehicle after transporting Logan to the hospital.

Photos of Knepper's patrol vehicle after transporting Logan to the hospital.

Photos of Knepper's patrol vehicle after transporting Logan to the hospital.

Photos of Knepper's patrol vehicle after transporting Logan to the hospital.

8:07 a.m. Sgt. O'Neill and CMHU Commander Grzegorek record the walkthrough of the scene and shooting at the Central High Apartments.





TIMELINE OF EVENTS

Here is a timeline of events gathered from police reports, press conferences and related documents in the case.

TIMELINE

June 16, 2019

3:23 a.m. A resident calls 9-1-1 and reports a person wearing all dark clothing is walking around the parking lot of the Central High Apartments with a flashlight, breaking into cars.

3:27 a.m.: Officers are dispatched to the Central High Apartments

3:30 a.m. Sgt. Ryan O'Neill notifies dispatch he is on scene

3:31:35 a.m. First shot captured on ShotSpotter

3:31:36 a.m. Second shot captured on ShotSpotter

3:31:55 a.m. O'Neill tells dispatch "Shots fired, get me an ambo"

3:32 a.m. As other officers arrive, video shows Logan standing at the back of a Subaru and O'Neill has his gun drawn. Officer Lindzy puts Logan in handcuffs.

3:33 a.m. Officer O'Neill turns on his body camera.

3:34 a.m. Officer Aaron Knepper leaves the scene with Logan in his back seat en route to the hospital, which is less than one mile from the scene.

3:36 a.m. Officer Knepper arrives with Logan at the hospital. The drive took approximately one minute and 27 seconds.

3:56 a.m. Sgt. O'Neill arrives at the hospital to be checked out.

4:01 a.m. Logan is taken into surgery for damage to his gall bladder and liver.

8:07 a.m. Sgt. O'Neill and CMHU Commander Grzegorek record the walkthrough of the scene and shooting at the Central High Apartments.

9:50 a.m. Eric Logan is pronounced dead at the hospital while in the ICU.

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June 17, 2019

An autopsy was conducted on Logan in Fort Wayne. It determined Logan died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Investigators held a press conference about the shooting. During the press conference, police revealed the knife Logan was holding had been stolen from a vehicle on Taylor Street.

Investigators also revealed Sergeant O'Neill's body camera was not recording at the time of the incident.

Related story: St. Joseph County Metro Homicide identifies officer involved in fatal shooting


June 18, 2019

South Bend Police remind officers they are required to turn on their body cameras during all interactions with citizens:

“Officers should activate their body cameras during all work-related interactions with civilians. This Order reminds all personnel of our Body Camera Activation Policy #424.6 and the expectation that all enforcement and investigative contacts, traffic stops (including back-up), field interviews, and self-initiated contacts shall be recorded. This includes non-emergency call responses and any time there is civilian contact in relation to a complaint. Please see your Division Chief if you have any questions.”

Related story: Lack of body cam footage explained


June 24, 2019

St. Joseph County Prosecutor Ken Cotter requests a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate the officer-involved shooting.

Related story: St. Joseph County Prosecutor requests special prosecutor for officer involved shooting investigation


June 26, 2019

Eric Logan's family files a wrongful death lawsuit

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July 3, 2019

Richard Hertel, a prosecutor in Ripley County, accepts the appointment as special prosecutor in this case.

Related story: Special prosecutor accepts appointment


July 9, 2019

Richard Hertel, a prosecutor in Ripley County, holds a press conference to discuss his role and the possible outcomes of the investigation

Related story: Special prosecutor investigating South Bend Police shooting explains his role, possible outcomes of investigation


July 15, 2019

Sergeant Ryan O'Neill resigns from the South Bend Police Department, "I write to inform you that I hereby, effective immediately, voluntarily resign from the South Bend Police Department. As a result of the stresses and pressure of recent events, I recognize that I am no longer able to effectively stay with the agency."

Related story: Sergeant Ryan O'Neill resigns from the South Bend Police Department


March 6, 2020

Special Prosecutor announces the results of the investigation into Eric Logan's death. O'Neill is not charged in the shooting, but is charged for allegedly hiring a prostitute while on duty, ghost employment and official misconduct.

Related storyPress conference: Special prosecutor announces results of investigation into Eric Logan's death

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September 8, 2020

O'Neill agrees to plead guilty to ghost employment.

Related story: O'Neill pleads guilty to ghost employment


October 27, 2020

The court accepts O'Neill's plea agreement. He is found guilty of one count of ghost employment and the charges of official misconduct and public indecency were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. He was sentenced to two years probation.

Related story: Former officer sentenced for ghost employment


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