Teens arrested in fatal Central Park shooting

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(Photo supplied/Marissa Zimney)

The following is the full release from the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office:

Daniel Allen Charged with Murder, Attempted Murder in Central Park Shooting;
Second Individual Arrested

St. Joseph County –The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against
Daniel Allen, 17 years old of South Bend, in connection with a St. Joseph County Metro
Homicide (CMHU) investigation. He is charged in the December 15, 2020, fatal shooting
of Vincenzo Trozzy (Central Park, Mishawaka).
He is charged with:

Count I: Murder a Felony
Count II: Attempted Robbery Resulting a Level 2 Felony
in Serious Bodily Injury
Count III: Attempted Murder a Level 1 Felony

A Felony Firearm Sentencing Enhancement was also filed in this cause number.
Mr. Allen was arrested on January 4, 2021 and booked into the St. Joseph County Jail in
connection with this investigation.
Probable cause was found. Defendant was ordered held without bond and remains in the
custody of the St. Joseph County Jail. He is scheduled to appear before a St. Joseph
County Magistrate this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. (Traffic & Misdemeanor Courtroom, 1855
Courthouse, 112 S. Lafayette Blvd, South Bend).
Please see attached Criminal Information and Supplemental Affidavit in Support of
Probable Cause.

A second individual, Tayshawn Malczynski, 16 of South Bend, was also arrested
yesterday afternoon in connection with this investigation and subsequently booked into the
St. Joseph County Jail on preliminary suspicion of Murder, Attempted Murder, and
Attempted Robbery; he remains in custody there. His arrest is still under review by the St.
Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office and no formal criminal charges have been filed as of
the issuance of this release.

The sentencing range for Murder is 45 to 65 years. The sentencing range for a Level 2
Felony is 10 to 30 years. The sentencing range for a Level 1 Felony is 20 to 40 years. A
Felony Firearm Sentencing can add an additional 5 to 20 years to the conviction of the
underlying offense.

Please be advised that the charges filed against Daniel Allen are merely accusations and
that he is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Please be advised that
Tayshawn Malczynski was arrested and booked into the St. Joseph County Jail on
preliminary suspicion only and that he is presumed innocent until and unless charged and
convicted in a court of law.

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