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UPDATE: No Charges In Weekend Target Shooting That Leads To Death Of Mishawaka Man

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The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office released new information following a deadly weekend shooting that occurred while a group was doing target practice.

You can read more below.

St. Joseph County-The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit (CMHU) has completed the majority of its investigation into the death of Scott Himes, 48 years old, on Saturday, April 4, 2020 (10000 block of McKinley Highway).

As part of that investigation, several witnesses were interviewed, evidence was collected and processed, and video of the incident was reviewed. At this time, the findings are that Mr. Himes was struck and killed by an accidental shot from one of the other members of the group with whom he was target shooting. The weapon involved, a .22 LR rifle, was owned by Mr. Himes.

Based on this review, no criminal charges are anticipated in this incident.


The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office has released information about a deadly shooting over the weekend.

You can read more below. 

St. Joseph County-Yesterday, April 4th, at approximately 6:51 p.m., St. Joseph County
Police were called to the 10000 block of McKinley Highway for a person shot. Officers
and medics arrived and found a male down with at least one apparent gunshot wound.
Medics were unable to revive the man, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. The
St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit (CMHU) was called to investigate the case, per

Preliminary information gathered from the scene and interviews indicates that several peo-
ple were participating in target shooting in the woods toward the rear of the property when

the victim was struck. The investigation is still on-going and no one is in custody. Police
are not seeking any other parties at this time. An autopsy for the victim will be performed,
but has not yet been scheduled.

The victim has been identified as: Scott H. Himes (M/W, 48 years old) of Mishawaka,