Shooting victim fights for his life after crashing his car in South Bend
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - David Middleton Jr., a 30 year old South Bend man is fighting for his life at Memorial Hospital. Tim Corbett, the Commander of St. Joseph County Metro Homicide said Middleton, "is in extremely critical condition".
Police were called shortly after 5 Saturday morning to the intersection of Adams Street and Hamilton. The call originally was dispatched as a car crash. It wasn't until emergency crews arrived on the scene and spoke to Middleton they realize he was shot. Friends of Middleton tell ABC 57 News that he was driving his female friend's car. They also said David was shot multiple times in the head.
Police were able to piece together that Middleton was shot about a mile south of where he crashed the car near the intersection of Lincoln Way West and Adams St.
The car Middleton was driving hit two historic homes. One of the home owner's vehicles that was parked in the driveway suffered rear end damage as well. The car he was driving came to a stop after crashing through a fence and hitting a home owner's stucco garage. The car went half way into the garage. The man's yard that Middleton ended up in didn't want to go on camera told ABC 57 News that he witnessed the 30 year old man stumble over to his large patio swing and collapse.
According to his family Middleton does not have any children and is not married. He apparently works at a local daycare.
Corbett is asking anyone with information on this case to please call Metro Homicide, they have not made any arrests at this point, but have questioned a person of interest.
Stay with ABC 57 as this story continues to develop.