New details released in Brookfield Street shooting
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Charges have been filed against a suspect in the shooting on Brookfield Street last Thursday. Court documents detail what led up to the shooting that injured two men.
Larenzo Brockington, 46, has been charged with robbery resulting in serious bodily injury, aggravated battery and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.
Angela Fry, 29, has been charged with assisting a criminal.
South Bend Police were called to the 200 block of Brookfield Street on April 19 at 11 a.m. for a possible shooting.
When officers arrived, they found Brian Rich with gunshot wounds to the chest and arm.
Rich told police he was at his friend Donnie's house when Brockington and another man got into an argument with Donnie.
Rich went to help Donnie, and Brockington and the other male pointed guns at Rich, reports said.
According to Rich, everyone knows he carries a gun and that he has a carry permit, reports said.
Brockington and the other male demanded Rich give them his gun.
Rich told police he was at a friend's home on Brookfield when two men tried to rob him. He said he was shot, then pulled his gun and returned fire.
When Rich refused, the two men began shooting at Rich. Rich returned fire as he fled and shot one of the suspects in the leg, according to the probable cause affidavit.
Brockington and the other man then left the scene in a gold van, according to reports.
Approximately an hour later, Brockington was dropped off at Lakeland Hospital in Niles by someone driving a gold van, police said.
South Bend Police spoke with Brockington at the hospital. He denied ever being in South Bend and told police he was shot while walking along the Indiana-Michigan state border, according to the probable cause affidavit.
During the investigation, officers spoke with Donnie about the incident at his home.
He told police he allowed Brockington to live in his home for the past month, but has been increasingly scared of Brockington because he believed he was dealing heroin, according to the probable cause affidavit.
Donnie said he was trying to Brockington out of the house when they got into an argument. The argument moved outside and that's when the shooting happened.
Later in the day on April 19, officers learned Angela Fry had been at the shooting on Brookfield and was at a home on Johnson Street.
They went to the home and located a gold van in the back of the home that was similar to the van on surveillance video dropping off Brockington at the hospital, reports said.
A witness told police Fry was in the home while police were outside and wouldn't let anyone go outside. She also allegedly called someone and said she needed to get out of the house to retrieve two guns before police found them, according to the probable cause affidavit.
When Fry was interviewed, she said on the day of the shooting, she told Brockington he needed to talk to Donnie to keep him from kicking Brockington out of the house. She said a short time later she heard gunfire.
She told police she ran from the house and started to go to a gas station to get a sandwich. On the way, Brockington and another man in a gold van picked her u p and they took Brockington to the hospital in Niles, reports said.
When asked about the weapons used in the shooting, Fry said she didn't know anything about the firearms and didn't see any. When police searched the van, they discovered it had been cleaned.
Brockington will be arraigned on April 25.
Brockington is a registered sex offender in Illinois.