Elkhart man died of gunshot wounds in weekend homicide in South Bend


By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

A 27-year-old Elkhart man who died over the weekend in South Bend died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Justin Sharp, 27, died after he was shot at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, while riding in a green SUV near the corner of West LaSalle Avenue and North Lafayette Boulevard.

Sharp’s cause of death was determined to be gunshot wounds and the manner of death was determined to be homicide in an autopsy performed Monday morning, Aug. 3, according to a news release from the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office.

St. Joseph County Metro Homicide investigators are looking for a person of interest. No suspects were arrested as of 3:20 p.m. Monday, according to the news release.

Anyone with information is asked to contact County Metro Homicide at 574-235-5009 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-7867.