Saturday shooting in South Bend kills father of four

NOW: Saturday shooting in South Bend kills father of four

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — If a picture is worth a 1,000 words, then it’s clear Joshua Lamot Flinn, 36, loved his children. 

In family photos shared with ABC 57 News, Flinn is surround by three of his four children, who are without their father. Just before 2 a.m. on Saturday, South Bend Police officers found Flinn dead at Phillips 66 gas station on North Lafayette Boulevard. 

Investigators with the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit said Flinn had been shot. 

“When are we going to wake up and say enough is enough,” said Anthony Givens, who stopped by the gas station on Saturday afternoon. 

Hours after shots were fired, shot out windows and doors have been boarded up, quarter sized bullet holes taped over and Phillips 66 customers shocked. 

“It’s sad you know that we’re killing each other,” said Givens. 

The owner of the gas station said he could not give ABC 57 News surveillance video from Saturday morning because investigators had already taken it. However, the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit shared the following pictures of the men they are looking for. 

According to investigators, these men are persons of interest in the death investigation of Flinn. Flinn’s daughter Mariyah sent the following statement to ABC 57 News: 

“He was very smart very loving and SO caring !! He had his struggles but he has been doing so good lately , this summer we spent a lot of time at the lake house in Michigan. He took us all on boat rides he was a really great person & he loved to read and he wanted to become an actor one day. He loved to learn new things”

Anyone with information regarding these individuals or this investigation is asked to call CMHU at 574-367-0974 or Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.

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