NEW: Autopsy Complete On Victim In Killing And Shootings At Pub In South Bend
Here is the latest information from the Metro Homicide Unit investigating a killing and mass shooting at Kelly's Pub in South Bend early Sunday:
St. Joseph County –The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit (CMHU) continues to
actively investigate after shots fired yesterday, June 23rd, outside of Kelly’s Pub, on 1150
Mishawaka Ave, resulted in the death of Brandon D. Williams and injuries to ten
An autopsy was conducted earlier this morning in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for Mr. Williams.
A forensic pathologist ruled his cause of death to be gunshot wound and his manner of
death to be homicide.
As noted in yesterday’s release, according to witness accounts and limited video from the
area, the parking lots immediately surrounding the pub were congested with cars and a
crowd of approximately 75-100 individuals at the time of the shooting. While several
witnesses have been interviewed at the County Metro Homicide Unit, this is an active and
on-going investigation. Investigators are still asking that anyone with information
regarding this incident, or anyone there at the time of the shooting, to contact the County
Metro Homicide Unit at 235-5009 or Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.
At this time, there is no suspect description to release and no arrests have been made.
(EARLIER POST FROM SUNDAY)
The St. Joseph Co. Metro Homicide Unit has issued new information on the shootings at Kelly's Pub in South Bend.
Here is the press release:
At approximately 02:02 a.m., early this morning, June 23 rd , the South Bend Police
Department (SBPD) received a report of gunshots fired outside of Kelly’s Pub, located at
1150 Mishawaka Ave. Officers were dispatched to the address and located one male
adult victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to
an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The deceased victim has been identified as Brandon D. Williams, 27, of Niles, Michigan,
and his family has been notified. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning, June
24 th , in Fort Wayne. Once the examination is completed, results of the autopsy will be
shared with the media.
Ten additional gunshot wound victims have been identified, and were treated at area
hospitals. At the time of this release, five patients remain at the hospitals in stable
condition. All others have been treated and released.
Per protocol, the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit (CMHU) was activated and is
currently handling the investigation.
According to witness accounts and limited video from the area, the parking lots
immediately surrounding the pub were congested with cars and a crowd of approximately
75-100 individuals at the time of the shooting. While several witnesses have been
interviewed at the County Metro Homicide Unit, this is an active and on-going
investigation. Investigators are asking that anyone with information regarding this
incident, or anyone there at the time of the shooting, to contact the County Metro
Homicide Unit at 235-5009 or Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.
At this time, no arrests have been made.
A spokeswoman for Memorial Hospital in South Bend confirms that eight people were admitted to Memorial with gunshot wounds between 2 and 2:30AM Sunday.
The time frame syncs up with the approximate time when a shooting occurred at Kelly's Pub on Mishawaka Avenue in South Bend. One person died in the shooting.
Initially police said ten other people may have been injured. WVPE has not confirmed how many victims may have been treated at other facilities besides Memorial in South Bend.
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.
WVPE's Justin Hicks is at the scene and counts more than 100 evidence markers at the crime scene. He also reports at least one victim showed up right after being released from the hospital (still in scrubs and with medical tape on his arm) trying to get his car released from the parking lot. Since the area is now a crime scene, no one but investigators have access.