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SBPD: One Dead, Ten Injured In Shooting At Pub

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The South Bend Police Department is releasing information about gunfire at a bar early this morning.

The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit is leading the investigation following a shooting at Kelly's Pub this morning at 1150 East Mishawaka Avenue. One person has died and there are multiple others injured according to South Bend Police.

South Bend Police say possibly as many as ten other victims were injured in the gunfire.

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg's spokesperson issued information regarding an upcoming town hall meeting, making good on the promise the mayor made Friday night to upset citizens in the wake of the police shooting that killed Eric Logan.

Read the release below:

Lawyer For Eric Logan's Family Says A Lawsuit Is Coming

Jun 21, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer in the Indiana city where Pete Buttigieg is mayor on Friday accused the Democratic presidential candidate of failing to be aggressive enough in setting rules to curb police misconduct.

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The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit has released more information regarding Wednesday night's shooting:

Update: St. Joseph County –The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit (CMHU) haspositively identified the shooting victim from yesterday evening on Woodhill Ln, SouthBend, and his family has been notified. He has been identified as Darnell A. Tobar II, 17,of South Bend. Today he was pronounced deceased at approximately 12:33 p.m. at thehospital. An autopsy is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, June 21, 2019, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.This remains an active and on-going CMHU investigation. Mr. Tobar did not live at the

Woodhill Ln address and was just visiting. At this time, no arrests have been made.  

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg held a press conference Wednesday afternoon with the President of the local NAACP and other city leaders including city council members and the police chief. He talked about what's next for South Bend and about keeping the investigation as transparent as possible. 

Early Sunday morning Sergeant Ryan O’Neill of the South Bend Police Department shot and killed Eric Logan.

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UPDATE: 

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg attended a press conference with community leaders Wednesday afternoon at the Civil Rights Heritage Center in South Bend. 

Surrounded by civil rights leaders in the city, Buttigieg said he will not rule out an independent investigation into the death of Eric Logan. 

Logan died Sunday when he was shot by a South Bend officer who claims Logan had a knife. 

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Community members at a vigil in South Bend Monday night are looking for answers following the shooting death of 53-year-old Eric Logan by a police officer early Sunday morning.

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The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office announced that today Rahim Brumfield, 21, appeared before a St. Joseph County Superior Court judge and was sentenced to 60 years in the January 18, 2018 homicide of Tysiona Crawford.

At the time of her death, Crawford was 17 years old and a student at Washington High School in South Bend.

Brumfield was sentenced to 55 years for her murder and 5 years for a firearm sentencing enhancement, for an aggregate sentence of 60 years in the Indiana Department of Correction.

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A jury has convicted a woman of murder in the 1988 beating death of a pregnant mother abducted while walking her dog in northern Indiana.

The jury found 56-year-old Barbara Brewster guilty of killing 28-year-old Miriam Rice of South Bend following a three-day trial.

Rice’s body was discovered at Pinhook Lagoon, about 2 miles from her home, with multiple skull fractures. An autopsy showed she was four months pregnant at the time. She also had a 3-year-old son.

Inmate Killed At Prison In Indiana Was From South Bend

Jun 12, 2019
https://www.in.gov/idoc/2410.htm

Indiana State police say 70-year-old Lannie Morgan of South Bend was killed at the Miami Correctional Facility earlier this week.

According to documents maintained by the Indiana Department of Corrections, Morgan was sentenced to 30 years on an incest case out of Elkhart County back in 2011. 

Here is the State Police news release: 

Bunker Hill – Yesterday, Indiana State Police Detective Wendell Beachy initiated an investigation, at the request of the Miami Correctional Facility, into the death of inmate Lannie Morgan, 70, South Bend, IN.

A recent Brookings Institute study on growing cities across the nation highlighted South Bend, Indiana, alongside Nashville, St. Louis, and Boise, Idaho.

Indiana has one of the highest rates of evictions in the country – only six states are worse.

And many community advocates point to one issue as a major cause.

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana attorney general says he has appealed a federal judge's decision to grant an injunction allowing an abortion clinic to open in South Bend.

Attorney General Curtis Hill said Monday that his office filed documents Sunday asking for an immediate stay to prevent the clinic from opening until the state's appeal can be considered.

U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker on Friday granted the injunction allowing Whole Woman's Health Alliance's clinic to open. The judge called the state's refusal to issue a license a "substantial obstacle" for women and a violation of due process and equal protections.

The Indiana State Department of Health hasn't issued the license because authorities say the alliance hasn't provided requested safety documentation.

A federal lawsuit on the clinic's license continues with trial set before Barker in August 2020.

Read below from Hill's latest statement on the issue:

 

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