3 arrested in connection with 2 separate South Bend shootings

Emmanuel Guevara, Jose Guevara and Jermaine Newsome Jr.

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."