Michael Emmons Obituary, Death – The man who was at the center of a shootout and standoff in Kendallville that lasted for several hours has been identified by the police. Michael P. Emmons, 60 years old, a resident of Kendallville, was named by the authorities as the man. Emmons passed away early on Thursday morning after police stormed his flat on Berry Lane in an attempt to break a standoff that
had been going on for several hours. The nature and severity of the man’s injuries were not immediately clear, according to the police, but they were the cause of the man’s death. Starting in the evening on Wednesday, police say Emmons opened fire on them from his flat on the second floor with a powerful weapon. He allegedly fired “hundreds” of shots at them. The police opened fire as they attempted to rescue residents of nearby flats using armored vehicles, but they were unsuccessful. The standoff continued until the early morning hours
of Thursday, about 6:00 when police broke into the residence and took Emmons into custody. He passed away not long after the officers entered the room. Emmons is reported to have intentionally targeted officers as they took positions surrounding the flat, despite the fact that the police did not immediately offer an explanation for the violence.
No police officers or bystanders were injured in this incident. Since then, neighbors have made their way back to their homes. In the later hours of Thursday, law enforcement was observed removing several firearms, including rifles and what seemed to be a handgun, from the residence. Boxes of ammunition and a crossbow loaded with a number of bolts were also spotted being removed by the police. According to some of Emmons’ neighbors, on earlier occasions, he allegedly shot crossbow arrows or bolts from his window.