SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) Three men have been arrested in connection with two separate South Bend shootings, and police say the community played a vital role by providing information to officers.
Jermaine Newsome Jr., 19, was arrested in connection with a shooting that happened on June 29 in the 3400 block of Putnam Place.
The victim was shot while inside an apartment and sustained injuries that are not life-threatening.
Newsome was arrested for burglary with a deadly weapon, criminal recklessness, and battery by means of a deadly weapon.
Brothers Emmanuel Guevara, 30, and Jorge Guevara, 24, were arrested and charged with a July 13 shooting.
A victim was found in the 600 block of S. Sheridan and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Emmanuel Guevara has been charged with battery with a deadly weapon and criminal recklessness.
Jose Guevara has been charged with criminal recklessness.
The South Bend Police Department said the following in a statement:
"The arrests were made possible thanks to a combined effort of all patrol details, the Investigative Bureau, the Strategic Focus Unit and other law enforcement partners.
"Most importantly, the community played a vital role in contacting police about these incidents and helping provide information.
"It will take a community effort to help end the violence in our city and we thank those who have stepped up saying 'enough is enough' and acting upon it."