Below is the full release from the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit:
St. Joseph County –The deceased victim from the April 3, 2021, St. Joseph County Metro
Homicide Unit (CMHU) shooting investigation at Donald and Webster Streets has been
identified as David A. Austin, 31 years old.
This remains an active and on-going CMHU investigation. Anyone with any further
information regarding this investigation is asked to contact CMHU at 574-235-5009 or
Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.
Original CMHU Press Release, 4.4.2021: On April 3, 2021 at approximately 8:51 p.m.
officers of the South Bend Police Department responded to the intersection of Donald
and Webster Streets in South Bend, IN regarding a shooting. Officers discovered a
male who had suffered apparent gunshot wound[s]. Officers were unable to
resuscitate the victim and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
A representative of the St. Joseph County Coroner Office was contacted and per
protocol, the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit [C.M.H.U.] was activated and is
currently handling the investigation. C.M.H.U. investigators are withholding the
identity of the deceased until family notification can be made.
All parties involved in the incident have been interviewed. No suspects are being
sought by Metro Homicide at this time and no arrests have been made. The incident
appears to be isolated with no additional threat to the public. The investigation is
active and on-going, and further information will be released when appropriate.
An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday morning, April 5th in Kalamazoo, MI.
Once the autopsy is completed, results of the autopsy will be shared with the media.
This is an active and on-going investigation. If anyone has information, they are
encouraged to please contact County Metro Homicide at 235-5009 or Crime Stoppers