South Bend man, 19, charged in connected with October shooting of teenage boy

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A 19-year-old South Bend man was formally charged following two shootings, one of which injured Tyler Brown, 16, who was 15 at the time.

It was back on Oct. 7, when Brown was driving with his father at North Johnson Street and Elwood Avenue in South Bend.

According to an investigation by the St. Joseph Metro Homicide Unit, the suspect, Trueth Griffin was in a vehicle driving through the intersection and shot Brown in the head. Medical personnel were able to save Brown’s life.

Investigators also linked Griffin to a Sep. 20 shooting without injuries on Patty Lane in South Bend.

Based on the investigation, Griffin has been formally charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery, criminal recklessness and criminal recklessness from the Patty Lane shooting.

Griffin is being held at the St. Joseph County Jail and will remain there for his arraignment and bond hearing on Monday, Dec. 27.

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