UPDATE: Police looking for person who shot and killed South Bend teen

Published: Feb. 17, 2018 at 6:13 PM EST
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An autopsy confirmed Daekwon Tobar, the 17-year-old shot and killed Feb. 17, died from a gunshot wound, according to St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office.


Police are looking for whoever shot and killed a teen in South Bend.

The shooting happened at around 6 p.m. Saturday in the 4300 block of Silver Lane, southeast of the Navarre Intermediate Center.

Police said that they were called to the area for a report of shots fired.

Once officers arrived, they found the victim, 17-year-old Daekwon Tobar, lying in the street.

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition but later died.

The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit is leading the investigation. They have interviewed witnesses but have yet to identify a suspect.

Police also haven't said what led up to the shooting.

“We've spoken with numerous people, and we're working to develop any suspect information that we can,” said Lt. Alex Arendt. “I’d ask that if anyone has any information that they'd contact our unit here at the Metro Homicide Unit or Crime Stoppers and pass along that information.”

An autopsy on Tobar will be done Tuesday in Fort Wayne.

This is Metro Homicide's fifth investigation of the year.

If you have any information, you are asked to call South Bend police at 235-9201 or Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.