Police arrest man in E. Ireland Road shooting
SOUTH BEND, Ind.— Police say they arrested the suspect, 31-year-old Maurice Conley, for the shooting in the 1900 block of E. Ireland Road in front of the Teacher's Credit Union, which occurred around 12 p.m. on Friday.
One man sustained a non-life threatening injury to the shoulder. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He is expected to be okay.
According to South Bend Police Department Spokesman Ken Garcia, the shooting was a result of a incident involving road rage.
Conley was arrested for Battery With a Deadly Weapon and Criminal Recklessness.
The Teacher's Credit Union was on lockdown and all employees of the branch are safe, according to a statement from TCU's senior vice president and chief member experience officer.
Investigators say a physical confrontation ensued between a female in Conley's vehicle and a pregnant female from the victim's vehicle. The 21-year-old male victim was shot after attempting to stop the altercation.
It was initially reported that a female was being attacked when shots were fired and that was later proven to be inaccurate.
Garcia said this is an isolated incident and no one inside the bank was involved.
“This had absolutely nothing to do with the bank. They just happened to be in the drive-through, basically it was almost like a road-rage,” Garcia said.
One witness who works across the street, heard the drama as it unfolded.
“I just came back from a delivery and I heard what sounded to be a tire pop and I heard the girl scream,” Serenity Hawley said.
This case will be turned over to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office for review.