A 19-year-old South Bend man has been found guilty of the murder of Edwardo Rivera, 16, of South Bend.
Rivera was shot and killed in April of 2021 in the 1500 block of South Fellows Street. A second victim was also shot, but survived.
According to eyewitnesses, the suspect shooter, Danate Lowe, came down the alley towards Fellows and began firing. The shooter then stood over Rivera and fired shots directly into him while Rivera had his hands up covering his face and head. Lowe was arrested a few hours later during a traffic stop on a vehicle believed to be connected to the shooting.
Lowe’s fingerprints were found on the weapon used in the shooting.
The jury also found Lowe guilty of Battery by Means of a Deadly Weapon which is a level 5 felony and a firearm sentencing enhancement.
The sentencing range for Murder is 45 to 65 years. The sentencing range for a level 5 felony is one to six years. The sentencing range for a firearm sentencing enhancement is five to 20 years.
Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 27.
Now the Indiana tax payers will provide this dangerous criminal a room with a bed, three meals a day, medical, dental, vision, and a chance to get a college degree. Let’s hope this guy stays locked up for decades.
What would be wrong with putting up billboards with stories like this, in neighborhoods where these horrible crimes happen ? Maybe the young youth need visual aids to prevent them from going down the same path. Certainly their parents aren’t teaching them right from wrong.