Deadly double shooting in South Bend ruled “murder-suicide”

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A deadly double shooting, this week, in South Bend has officially been ruled a murder suicide.

Police were called to a home in the 2700 block of Hartzer Street on Monday, Jan. 13, where they found the bodies of Doneisha Jones, 36, and Tyson Crawford, 37.

According to the autopsy results, Crawford was shot twice in the upper torso and Jones suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

The two were the parents of Tysonia Crawford, 17,l who was shot to death two years ago.

Original Press Release, 1.13.2020:

St. Joseph County- After a family member called the St. Joseph County Dispatch Center, the South Bend Police were dispatched to 2706 Hartzer Street in the city of South Bend, Indiana, for a welfare check on the residents. The family member that called met the SBPD officers at the home and authorized them to force entry into the home. The residents, Doneisha Jones (F/B, 36 years old) and Tyson Crawford (M/B, 37 years old), were both found in the home deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.

The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit (CMHU) was activated to investigate, per protocol. Initial information being reported to investigators is that the deaths of this couple were the result of a domestic dispute between the two; however, this is preliminary information and cannot be confirmed at this time. The autopsies for Ms. Jones and Mr. Crawford have not been scheduled at the time of this release.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call CMHU at 574-235-5009 or Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.

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