South Bend teen sentenced to 18 years for March 2022 shooting

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The South Bend teen charged with attempted murder last year has now been sentenced to 18 years for a lesser crime.


It was in March of 2022 when 17-year-old Taron Branch Jr. reportedly opened fire into a teenage girl’s bedroom on Irvington Ave.


 The girl was shot multiple times but survived the attack.


 Branch Jr. was originally charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery, battery by means of a deadly weapon, and residential entry.


 However, Branch was waived into adult court and agreed to plead guilty to the aggravated battery count as well as a felony firearms enhancement charge.


The other counts were dismissed, and Branch was sentenced to 18 years in the Indiana Department of Correction.


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