2 arrested after deadly shooting in South Bend

One dead, two arrested in an overnight shooting
Published: Nov. 11, 2022 at 6:55 AM EST
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Two people have been arrested after a man was shot and killed in South Bend early Friday morning.

South Bend Police Third Detail Officers were on patrol around 2 a.m. when they heard shots fired near the 1300 block of Vassar Avenue. When they arrived, they found a male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

The victim, 24-year-old Lawrence Witzke, was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been notified. His autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.

Within minutes of the shooting, officers detained two suspects and took them to the St. Joseph County Jail.

The suspects are awaiting formal charges from the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office, at which time their names will be released.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation.

If you have any information on this shooting, you’re asked to call Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP to submit anonymous tips.