Merrillville Police Department, Indiana — Â Patrolman Nickolaus Schultz succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier while investigating reports of an evicted tenant moving back in to his condominium on the 8200 block of Lincoln Circle. The subject was wearing body armor and ambushed responding officers, striking Patrolman Schultz in the head.
The man then committed suicide.
Patrolman Schultz was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was kept on life support until passing away two days later.
Patrolman Schultz had served with the Merrillville Police Department for 13 months.