Teen charged in deadly shooting of 11-year-old arrested

Published: May. 23, 2023 at 10:22 AM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - An 18-year-old who is charged in connection with a shooting that claimed the life of an 11-year-old boy in South Bend a month ago has been arrested.

T’yon Horston was shot and killed back on April 20 in the 600 block of N. Johnson Street. Horston was a sixth grader at Jefferson Traditional Middle School. He also previously attended Jackson Middle School.

Dominick Williams, Jr. was charged earlier this month with murder and a firearm enhancement in connection with the shooting.

The South Bend Police Department says Williams was arrested near Indianapolis on Monday. According to jail records, he was booked into the St. Joseph County Jail on Tuesday morning.

“We know Dominick Williams was in the 600 Block North Johnson and he shot at a group of individuals standing outside. Unfortunately, an 11-year-old boy was shot and killed during that time and through the investigation, we were able to track him, identify him, and now arrest him for that crime,” said South Bend Police Department Captain, Jason Biggs.

Police say Williams was arrested with assistance from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), the US Marshals Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force, the IMPD SWAT Team, the Fishers Police Department, and the South Bend Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit.

Chief of Police, Scott Ruszkowski shared a comment saying, in part, “I am extremely satisfied with the progression of this case and the collaboration between local and federal law enforcement agencies that led to the suspect being arrested.... The arrest is only one step in the criminal justice system that can hopefully bring a sense of relief to T’yon’s family.”

Dominick Williams, Jr.
Dominick Williams, Jr.(St. Joseph County Jail)
11-year-old T’yon Horston was shot and killed on April 20, 2023.
11-year-old T’yon Horston was shot and killed on April 20, 2023.(South Bend Tribune)

Williams is due to appear in St. Joseph Superior Court at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

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