Police Name Suspect in Elkhart Shooting

By: Joel Schipper Email
By: Joel Schipper Email

Police have named a suspect in the deadly shooting of a young Elkhart man.

Elkhart police are looking for 27-year-old Tyrus Coleman.

The prosecutor's office says Coleman shot two men Sunday afternoon.

Elkhart police survey the scene of a shooting on the 900 block of
Blair St. Late Sunday afternoon.

Jermaine Jackson was shot multiple times and died after arriving at the hospital.

Anthony Dye was also shot and remains in the hospital in critical condition.

Arvis Dawson is a teacher at Westside Middle School and was Jermaine’s youth leader at the Tollsome Center. “He always presented himself in a respectful manner, whether he was at my house or whenever we were out in public anywhere...just seemed to be unbelievable,” he says.

Arvis' daughter was good friends with Jermaine.

The pair last talked to him at a St. Patrick's Day event on Saturday. “There were 9 or 10 people there. Jermaine was there and eating and talking and playing cards, having a good time.”
“It's devastating. To talk to a young man less than 24 hours later and someone called and said he was killed and he had all this promise,” Arvis says.

The 2004 Concord High School graduate was a star athlete prior to attending IUPUI for a year, then returning back to Elkhart for work. “It's devastating that a young man at such a young age could be removed from this earth in such a violent way.”

Police tell us they still do not have a motive in this deadly shooting.

Anthony Dye remains in critical condition at Memorial Hospital.

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