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UPDATE: Suspect arrested, victim identified in deadly downtown South Bend shooting

Published: May. 17, 2022 at 10:40 PM EDT
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UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested in connection with a homicide that occurred in the city’s downtown area Tuesday night.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 100 block of S. Michigan St. around 9:45 p.m.

When they arrived, they were advised that a female victim had arrived at the hospital, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. That’s where the victim, identified as 32-year-old Kaylynn Davidson, later died from her injuries.

The South Bend Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit took over the investigation and, through multiple interviews and evidence collected, the suspect was identified as 26-year-old Kimarie Wright.

Wright was arrested and taken to the St. Joseph County Jail, where she is awaiting the formal charging process.

Police say there’s no threat to the public at this time for anyone traveling downtown because this appeared to be an isolated incident between the victim and suspect.

This is now the fourth homicide investigation in South Bend in less than a week.

“We’ve worked so hard to revitalize downtown. We’ve worked so hard to revitalize the city, and with four homicides now in less than a week, we’re in a little bit of disbelief as well. That’s why we lean on the community, and the community leans on us. Together, we’re committed to stop this,” said South Bend Police Detective Bureau Capt. Jason Biggs.

There were only 4 homicide investigations for the entire months of March and April this year.

Kimarie Wright
Kimarie Wright(St. Joseph County Jail)

Davidson’s autopsy is scheduled for Thursday in Kalamazoo.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. If anyone has any information, they’re encouraged to provide anonymous tips to Michiana Crime Stoppers by calling 574-288-STOP.

ORIGINAL STORY:

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - South Bend police is now investigating a homicide after Tuesday’s night shooting.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 100 block of S. Michigan St. around 9:45 p.m.

One woman was taken to Memorial Hospital, where she later died from her injuries. The name of the victim is being withheld until family is notified.

South Bend Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit is leading the investigation.

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