Suspect charged with toddler shooting in court

By: NewsCenter16 Email
By: NewsCenter16 Email

St. Joseph County A man facing charges in the shooting death of a two-year-old boy in South Bend is due in court Thursday.

Xavier Primm, 23, was recently extradited back to St. Joseph County, after being caught in Illinois. He is charged with assisting a criminal In the death of two-year-old John Swoveland Jr.

He is scheduled for his initial hearing Thursday morning.

The toddler was killed by a stray bullet on April 9th, while playing outside at his aunt's house on Campeau Street

Police say that bullet came from a gun battle between two rival gangs about three blocks away, near Coquillard Park.

Several children happened to be playing there at the time and were able to help identify some suspects in photos.

A total of eight people were charged in connection with the crime.

Three of the suspects face murder charges while the other five are accused of assisting a criminal and gang enhancement.


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