2020 election candidates

Buttigieg halts campaign to deal with police shooting in South Bend

Pete Buttigieg standing with his hand over his mouth.
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg will be leaving the campaign trail through Wednesday to address a deadly officer-involved shooting in his hometown of South Bend, Indiana, NBC reports.

Details: South Bend police say they responded to a call after 3 a.m. on Sunday for a suspicious person said to have been going through cars, according to NBC affiliate WDNU. Upon confrontation from law enforcement, the individual allegedly attempted to approach an officer with a knife, resulting in the officer firing his gun and fatally shooting the suspect.

Eric Swalwell on the issues, in under 500 words

Eric Swalwell talks to a reporter
California Rep. Eric Swalwell (D). Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Eric Swalwell announced he's running for president on the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" in April. The California congressman is structuring his campaign around gun safety, partnering with a Parkland shooting survivor and pledging to take on the National Rifle Association.

"Most Americans believe that to be free of gun violence, we should take the most dangerous weapons out of the hands of the most dangerous people."
— Swalwell said in his campaign video.