Police: Man shot while attempting to meet woman he talked to online

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—Detectives with the South Bend Police Department are searching for a suspect who was allegedly involved in a shooting on Sunday night. 

Police say the shooting happened around 11:15 p.m. in the 1700 block of N. Kaley Street.

Officers originally responded to the area due to a ShotSpotter activation.

While conducting a search of the area, officers were notified that a 21-year-old male victim with non-life-threatening wounds to the arm and leg had walked into the hospital.

During their initial investigation, officers learned that the victim was in the area to meet with up with a woman he had met online.

According to police, when the victim arrived, he was approached by an unknown male who attempted to rob him.

The victim pulled out his own gun, which he has a license to carry.

Shots were exchanged between the victim and suspect.

The victim then ran to the area of Portage and Cleveland where he got a ride to the hospital.

The suspect is described as a black male between 5’10” and 6’0” tall with a scruffy beard and he was last seen wearing all dark clothing.

Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact police at (574) 235-9201 or Crime Stoppers at (574) 288-STOP.

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