UPDATE: Fatal shooting victim identified

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

A man died from his injuries after being shot in the front lawn of an Elkhart home.

34-year-old Eddie Johnson was shot outside a home along the 1700 block of S. Sixth St. near Cleveland Ave. Elkhart Police Lt. Brent Long said he was standing in the front yard of the home with three or four other people when the shooting took place.

According to emergency dispatchers, those companions quickly rushed him to Elkhart General Hospital just before 4:30 p.m.

Later in the afternoon Lt. Long said police detectives were meeting with the witnesses at the hospital to take statements. One of the witnesses at the scene said she heard six gunshots.

Lt. Mike Sigsbee said Johnson was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Elkhart Police’s anonymous tip line at 389-4770.


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