Two men charged in murder of 12-year-old Josiah Small
Both men charged in a shooting last month that killed 12-year-old Josiah Smallhave been arrested.
South Bend police announced that they arrested 18-year-old Amarion Cutler Tuesday morning with the help of U.S. Marshals.
Officials believe that a group of four boys were walking near Prairie Avenue on October 30 when two of them had a brief confrontation with Cutler and White who were in a nearby car. White and Cutler allegedly chased the boys into an alley and were seen on surveillance footage firing shots at the children.
Josiah was killed in the shooting and another 14-year-old was shot, but survived.
White was arrested in Indianapolis last week, while Cutler was arrested in South Bend on Tuesday. Both men are currently being held without bond at the St. Joseph County Jail and face numerous felony charges including murder and attempted murder.
“This is a sad day, I think for everyone in our community," St. Joseph County Prosecutor Ken Cotter said Monday. "But it’s important for everybody to understand that law enforcement doesn’t rest when somebody is hurt and especially when a 12-year-old is shot and killed.”
Cotter did not say what the interaction was that led to the shooting.
Josiah is the fourth child to be fatally shot in South Bend this year. Each of the other three incidents have led to felony charges.