South Bend Police identify teen shot and killed on Roger Street

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. –The South Bend Police is Department is conducting a homicide investigation following a shooting that left one man dead.

Around midnight, Friday, the South Bend Police were called to the 2000 block of Roger Street on reports of a shooting. Officers arrived and found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital where he died.

The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Terez Parker Jr. He was a student at the Rise Up Academy.

District Superintendent Todd Cummings released the following statement:

Early this morning, we received word of another tragic death of one of our students caused by gun violence. While all details are still coming together, our hearts break as we mourn with the family, friends, and community of this student. We stand committed to working with South Bend police, our Mayor, and all South Bend citizens to put an end to the gun violence that has shattered yet another family and member of the South Bend Community School Corporation community.

An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.

If you have any information, you're encouraged to contact Michiana Crime Stoppers at (574) 288-STOP or SBPD at (574) 235-9201.

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