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South Bend Mayor James Mueller sent a letter Friday to the Special Prosecutor Ric Hertel, who investigated the death of Eric Logan.

The letter and attached questions seek further information and evidence gathered in the course of the Special Prosecutor’s investigation, and asks that official statements and other information be released to the public.

The St. Joseph Co. Metro Homicide Commander has released the following information about an early morning fatal shooting.

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NEW: A special prosecutor has announced that the white South Bend officer who shot and killed a black man in South Bend last summer will not be charged for the shooting. Special prosecutor Richard Hertel has announced that officer Ryan O’Neill will not be charged for shooting Eric Logan because the state cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the force was not justified. However, in a separate case, Hertel has announced that O’Neill is being charged with several charges related to allegations that he picked up a prostitute in May.  He was arrested and booked at the St. Joseph Co.

Photos provided by the St. Joseph Co. Jail

UPDATE:

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office has charged two men in connection with alleged crimes that resulted in the death of a man in South Bend over the weekend. 

NEW:

The Commander of the St. Joseph Co. Metro Homicide Unit released new information today regarding a shooting on January 1st and about another separate homicide case unfolding this weekend.

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UNDATED (AP) — The children of a woman who was fatally shot by a fellow resident of an Elkhart apartment complex are suing the apartment’s management company, alleging that it failed to protect their mother from the gunman despite knowing of his “peculiar and abhorrent behavior.”

Lawrence Faso shot and killed Gail Shields and her boyfriend Jon Malk on July 31 before killing himself at the Stratford Commons assisted living apartment complex in Elkhart. 

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 66-year-old southwestern Michigan woman was shot when a bullet tore into her home.

Benton Harbor public safety officers say the woman was lying in bed watching on TV Saturday night when a bullet went through a wall and struck her. She was taken to a hospital, where she’s in critical condition.

Police say several people were seen running from a nearby park, where the gun likely was fired. They add she doesn’t appear to have been a target.

BREAKING NEWS: Two People Shot In Elkhart, One Dies

Nov 24, 2019

Elkhart Police are reporting a deadly shooting occurred this weekend. 

Photo provided by the St. Joseph Co. Prosecutor's Office

NEW: Raymond M. Dotson, Jr. turned himself in this morning. 

UPDATE POSTED OCT. 22:

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office has announced charges against one man following a deadly weekend shooting at a South Bend gas station.

Raymond M. Dotson, Jr. is alleged to have used a semiautomatic weapon to kill a man he got into an argument with. The man who died was carrying an "air soft" toy gun. Police say surveillance video shows the whole thing. 

Indiana State Police

Indiana State Police are asking for help from the public to find a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting case from four years ago that severely injured a LaGrange County homeowner, who was left for dead. Police are searching for the man pictured above. 

They also believe that the suspect may have been driving a car like the one depicted below. 

Here is the complete press release from Indiana State Police: 

NEW: 3 Victims Killed In Shooting In Elkhart Named

Jul 31, 2019
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UPDATE: 

Elkhart police say one of the dead men is the suspected shooter. Elkhart County Homicide Unit Cmdr. Mark Daggy identified the dead victims as 66-year-old Gail Shields, her boyfriend, John Malk, along with the suspected shooter, 76-year-old Lawrence Faco. The wounded woman wasn't identified.

"Stand Against Violence Everyday" March In South Bend

Jun 29, 2019
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Handout from the St. Joseph Co. Metro Homicide Unit

NEW: The St. Joseph Co. Metro Homicide Unit has released new information in the Kelly's Pub investigation. 

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In the aftermath of a town hall that was at times hostile Sunday in South Bend, Pete Buttigieg has sent out a campaign email to try and explain what is happening to his supporters. 

The text of that email is below: 

It’s been a week since a member of our South Bend family was shot and killed by a police officer.

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St. Joseph County Sheriff Bill Redman just issued a statement on his department's response to Memorial Hospital early this morning when angry crowds descended on the facility following the shootings at Kelly's Pub. 

Redman says the hospital was put on lockdown.

He goes on to say, "We cannot solve violence with violence! What I'm asking today is that we STOP the violence! STOP the shootings! Our community has suffered enough."

Read the entire statement here: 

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