Victim identified in deadly South Bend shooting

Published: Sep. 28, 2022 at 10:50 PM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - The victim of a deadly shooting Wednesday night in South Bend has been identified.

South Bend Police were called around 9 p.m. to the 2100 block of S. Michigan Street on a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they found a man, identified as 37-year-old Christopher Yakim, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Yakim was taken to the hospital, where he later died. His family has been notified. His autopsy is set for Friday in Kalamazoo.


“It’s a very difficult job for our officers, for our detectives,” said Ashley O’Chap, public information officer for the South Bend Police Department. “It’s a very raw and emotional time and certainly our hearts go out to the victims in this crime and any crime; especially in these moments right after an incident happens and you’re still trying to answer why, what happened?”

There’s no word on potential suspects at this time. The South Bend Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP or the South Bend Police Department at 574-235-9201.