Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office: two fatal shootings were connected

ELKHART, Ind. – The Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed the two shootings on Wednesday were connected.

At 12:37 p.m. on Wednesday, the Elkhart Police Department received a 911 call about a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 2900 block of Pleasant Plain Avenue.

When officers arrived, they found 21-year-old Cassandra Geschke suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Despite life-saving attempts, Geschke died from her injuries.

An occupant inside the residence said the person responsible for the shooting was most likely headed to the KFC in the 2700 block of Main Street.

About two minutes later, police were called to the Main Street KFC for a possible suicide.

At the scene, police determined 33-year-old Jerry L. Hopkins had attempted suicide with a handgun, according to reports.

Police also determined the two scenes were related.

Hopkins was taken to the hospital and later died from his injuries.

The Elkhart County Homicide Unit is still investigating this incident.

If you have any information, please call 574-296-1888 or 574-295-2825.

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