Prayer group organizes vigil to remember South Bend Murder

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

South Bend A man shot and killed over the July 4 holiday weekend will be remembered at a vigil Thursday night.

Michael Gillam was killed in the 200-block of North Olive on July 5. Hours later, Michael Taylor, turned himself in to police.

Taylor told police he was gambling across the street when he was robbed. He reportedly hit the man who robbed him with a gun, and then the gun accidentally discharged, shooting Gillam in the chest.

Taylor is considered a habitual offender, with two prior unrelated felony convictions. He's charged with murder and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, both of which are felonies.

The vigil will be at 5:30 p.m. on the lawn of the South Bend Fire Station at 220 North Olive. It is organized by OnSite Prayer Ministry, a group that shines light on violence in St. Joseph County.


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