Suspect still being sought after shooting, killing of 11-year-old boy on Johnson Street

(Photo supplied/ABC 57)

The search for the suspect(s) who shot and killed an 11-year-old boy in South Bend continues.

Officers were called just before 5 p.m., Thursday, April 20,  to the 600 block of North Johnson Street on a ShotSpotter notification.

Upon arrival, they found the young victim, identified as T’yon Horston, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Horston was taken to the hospital, where he ultimately died due to his injuries.

The South Bend Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit is leading the investigation.

Anybody with information is asked to contact Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.

Mayor James Mueller responded to Thursday’s tragedy with the following statement:  
“This is another tragic loss of life from senseless gun violence, and my prayers are with his loved ones. We need to come together as a community to protect our kids and keep them alive and free. The City will continue to share relevant updates as the investigation proceeds. I urge residents with information to share it with our investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers. The violence must stop, and justice must be served through our legal system.”

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Adam April 20, 2023 at 11:25 pm

So many households don’t have the presence of a father figure growing up. The key is raising your children in a two parent, Judeo-Christian home with values. Decent people can’t raise their children in a neighborhood where irresponsible criminals discharge firearms.

DrScottD April 21, 2023 at 7:28 am

Right on. Knowing what happened with this crime would help us citizens in the area. Although, I am not in the neighborhood, Michiana is our home.
Mr.Zimmy, please provide us with short updates on this and other such tragedies. Also, grateful for the news blips 95.3 provides us.

DAVID A KRIEGEL April 21, 2023 at 9:35 am

what you say is very true. BUT be careful posting before you know more facts It can come back that facts are different So SO tragic on all fronts

Zoe Brueseke April 21, 2023 at 10:09 am

I went to school with this young man, he was an amazing soul, full of life, and he did not deserve this. This is a tragic, tragic accident and I agree with David A Kriegel. Thank you for everything, and please, please honor this young man. It was not his fault.

najirah April 21, 2023 at 12:01 pm

dang i barely knew you but LLT

DAVID A KRIEGEL April 22, 2023 at 4:04 pm

48 hours seems to be highly unusual for no suspect – no person of interest No updaters In the afternoon SOMEONE knows something Speak up please A SIXTH GRADER for goodness sake.


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