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South Bend Police Release the Name of Man Found Dead in Car Thursday.

South Bend Police have released the name of a man who was found dead in a car Thursday morning. Police say they were called to the area of Brookfield Street and Fassnacht Avenue at about 8:00 am about an unresponsive man in a car. When they arrived, officers found 23-year-old James Stewart of South Bend, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. An autopsy is planned for today. Officials say they are investigating the incident as a homicide and are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP to leave an anonymous tip.

Kent Fulmer joined WVPE in August of 2020 to take on one of the station's most high profile roles as the local host of Morning Edition. Kent comes to WVPE with more than 20 years experience in radio in the Michiana area. During his career, Kent has had a variety of roles including DJ, reporter and newscaster, as well as several behind-the-scenes positions. Kent and his wife, Donna, are celebrating their 32nd wedding anniversary in 2020 and have lived in Elkhart County for almost 20 years. They have two adult daughters, Sarah and Rebecca. When not working, Kent is active as a musician, playing trumpet and flugelhorn. He has performed with a number of area bands. Currently he performs with the Phat Tuesday Dixieland Band and Jazz Assemblage, as well as his church's praise band. As a member of Jazz Assemblage, Kent has appeared at the Elkhart Jazz Festival several times. He also volunteers with Bugles Across America.