South Bend Police arrest man at O'Brien Street home following shooting investigation
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- South Bend Police took a man in custody after a short standoff at a home in the 1300 block of O'Brien Street.
Around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, a man was taken to Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the stomach.
At the time, police were unable to locate a crime scene.
Around 2:10 p.m., police surrounded a home in the 1300 block of O'Brien Street and asked for a man inside to come out.
ABC57 was just two houses away, doing a different story, when they saw police cars swarm the house.
"They had guns and everything out. I had my kids come inside and get on the floor because I didn't know what was going to happen," says Tomika Watson, who lives just a couple of houses away.
Guns were drawn and at the ready as South Bend Police, along with negotiators, tried to coax the male suspect out of the house.
"He was armed this morning and was involved with a shooting," explains Lt. Joe Galea. "We are going to take that as a good threat."
Half an hour later, a man exited the home and was taken into custody.
Police say the man's arrest was connected with the shooting earlier in the day. The shooting allegedly happened after two men got into an argument and a physical altercation in the area of O'Brien Street off Elwood.
Police said a witness gave them the information that the shooter was there and drove a black Trailblazer.
The man who was arrested has not been identified.
Neighbors say that street has gotten out of control.
Directly across the street from the house in question, is the home where Angelee Phillips was murdered in in April.
Neighbors tell ABC57 they hope the community can become a safer place for kids to grow up.