Second teenager charged with murder stemming from Central Park shooting

(Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Jail)

A second teenager faces murder a murder charge stemming from the shooting, last month, in Central Park in Mishawaka.

Tayshawn Malczynski, 16, was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 6 and booked into the St. Joseph County Jail.

Daniel Allen, 17, was charged early last week.

According to court documents, Malczynski and Allen tried to rob 18-year-old Vincenzo Trozzy and another teen while trying to rob them of marijuana. Trozzy was killed.

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office released the following statement regarding Malczynski’s charges:

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against Tayshawn Malczynski, 16 years old of South Bend, in connection with a St. Joseph County Metro Homicide 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. Malczynski was arrested on January 6, 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).

Daniel Allen, 17, was also previously charged in this investigation with Murder, a Felony;
Attempted Robbery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, a Level 2 Felony; Attempted
Murder, a Level 1 Felony; and a Felony Firearm Sentencing Enhancement. He was
ordered held without bond and remains in custody at the St. Joseph County Jail. Mr.
Allen’s initial hearing is scheduled for January 21, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Hurley.

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.



  1. Im sure its the white men that held these 2 winners back. The system was unfairly rigged against these 2 fine young men they were going to steal weed and committed murder because of the injustice of our corrupt system forced upon them by the white military industrial complex Hahahah pretty good right?!! Did I nail It or what!!


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