Police identify man killed in Wayne Street parking garage in South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The South Bend Police Department has identified the victim of a homicide in the Wayne Street parking garage in downtown Sunday night.

Police said 62-year-old Robert Pulliam, Jr. was working for a security company contracted by the City of South Bend when he was shot.

He died from his injuries at the scene.

His autopsy will be performed in Kalamazoo Tuesday morning.

South Bend Mayjor James Mueller released the following statement in response to the shooting:

“Last night's senseless loss of life serves as a stark reminder of the dangers facing our sworn officers and those charged with keeping us safe each day. I am grateful for Robert Pulliam, Jr.'s service to our city and will keep his family and loved ones in my prayers as they mourn this tragic loss. As our Violent Crimes Unit continues its investigation, we must join together as a community to stop gun violence and prevent firearms from getting into the wrong hands.”

This is an ongoing investigation.

The Wayne Street garage remains closed.

If you have any information, please call South Bend Police's Detective Bureau at 574-235-9263 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.

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