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North Judson Man Killed In Suspected Homicide

July 31, 2020

homicide-investigation_genericOn Thursday, July 30th at approximately 3:30 A.M the Starke County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting that a man was beating on the door of his residence on 1025 East, the male told the homeowner to call the police because he had been shot.
The caller stated that the unknown male then fled on foot from his house, southbound. The caller stated that there was a large amount of blood on his porch from the wounded male.
Dispatch sent Officer’s to the area along with Starke County EMS, and while they were on their way, the dispatch center received a second call from another neighbor that the male was at their back door, and was bleeding profusely and needed medical attention.
Deputies arrived and found a white male on the ground with the homeowner holding towels on the males wound to his neck. A short time later Starke County EMS arrived on scene, however by this time the victim who has been identified as Nicholas Rudd of North Judson had succumbed from his injuries, and EMS pronounced him dead at the scene.
Detectives from the Starke County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and called for a crime scene technician from the Indiana State Police.
Detectives are treating this as a homicide investigation, and it remains an active investigation and no further information is being released at this time. Anyone with information is being asked to call the Starke County Sheriff’s Office.
It is confirmed that this was not a shooting.