Marqwan Beserra charged with murder after Tuesday night shooting, police still searching for him


By: Krystal Vivian

Marqwan Beserra has been charged with murder in connection to the shooting death of a 21-year-old man, but police are still looking for Beserra.

Beserra, 18, shot Jerry Wright at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, in the 2400 block of Frederickson Street after the two men argued, according to court documents filed in the case.

Wright went to a home on Frederickson Street to speak to the mother of his child, who was visiting the house, and Beserra was at the home, according to the court documents. Wright and Beserra began arguing inside the home and the homeowner escorted both men outside.

The men continued to argue outside and then Beserra said that he had a gun. He then shot Wright several times before running northwest away from the scene, according to the news release. Wright, who was not armed, stumbled and fell. He died at Memorial Hospital.

Two witnesses positively identified Beserra as the shooter, according to the court documents. A third witness identified Wright.

Beserra has not been located by police and is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information may call St. Joseph County Metro Homicide at 574-235-5009 or to call CrimeStoppers at 574-288-7867.