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Parking lot shooting a murder-suicide, CMHU closes case

The shooting in the parking lot of a bar on Chippewa Street in St. Joseph County early Sunday morning was a murder-suicide, according to investigators with the County Metro Homicide Unit.

According to investigators, 21-year-old Devin Johnson shot and killed 22-year-old Tyler Layton, shot an 18-year-old woman, then shot himself.

The female victim that survived was Tyler's girlfriend.

Johnson died at the hospital Monday night.

The investigation revealed, Devon and Tyler were supposed to have a fist fight about a different female. They were not supposed to use weapons.

Investigators say the case is closed as a murder-suicide.

The bar was closed at the time of the shooting.


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