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Argument turns into a deadly shooting in Elkhart

On Saturday the city of Elkhart was hit by a second shooting in just two weeks, but the latest incident turned deadly.

Tommie L. Strowder was found shot in the 500 block of South Fifth Street in Elkhart around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

“I pulled up and seen them putting somebody in the ambulance,” said witness Geraldine Walker.  

Walker lives on the corner of Marion Street and South Fifth Street near the scene where police say a simple argument turned deadly. 

“There may have been some type of verbal altercation that led to gun fire,” said Sergeant Chris Snyder of the Elkhart Police Department. 

Neighbors say they heard about four gunshots before police arrived on the scene.

“It appears at this time he was shot just one time in the torso – as a result of that gunshot wound, the victim has passed,” said Sergeant Snyder.

Now a family is left devastated and police are working to catch a suspect who took a life too soon. 

“We are starting to talk to some witnesses and gather information. Any evidence that was left here and they will work together to put the pieces together so we can put the pieces together so we can develop a suspect,” says Sergeant Snyder.     

As of Saturday night police have not reported making an arrest in this case. The case remains under investigation anyone with information is asked to contact the Elkhart Police Department.  
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