South Bend Police release details about four shootings, one stabbing

The South Bend Police Department released new details about four shootings and stabbing that happened between December 23 and December 27.

December 23 shooting
On December 23 at 10:45 p.m., South Bend Police responded to the area of 100 S. Illinois Street for a shooting.

When they arrived they found 17-year-old JuWaun Vaughn with several gunshot wounds.

Vaughn is hospitalized and is stable.

Police say the only suspect description is a tall male with a dark colored ski mask.

December 24 shooting
On December 24 at 3:05 a.m., officers were dispatched to 2400 Arrowhead Drive to investigate reports of a shooting. When officers arrived they located 30-year-old Leondre Woodson at a residence on N. Bow Court with gunshot wounds.

Woodson was taken to the hospital and released a few days later.

Police are searching for a dark colored Jeep Cherokee.

December 25 shooting
On December 25 at 5:04 a.m., officers were dispatched to 1000 W. Bryan Street to investigate a possible shooting.

When officers arrived, they located 41-year-old Daniel Handin lying in the street with a gunshot wound.

He was taken to the hospital where he is currently stable.

Police are trying to locate a person of interest.

December 26 shooting

On December 26 at 2:22 p.m., officers were dispatched to 400 N. Allen Street to investigate a possible shooting.

Officers located 40-year-old Robert Szabo in a vehicle with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Szabo was taken to the hospital and is stable.

Scottie Hall, 32, is considered a person of interest. He is in custody on an outstanding warrant from Elkhart County.

December 27 stabbing

On December 27 at 4:09 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of S. McPherson Street to investigate a stabbing.

While officers were on their way to the scene they learned the victim, 25-year-old Alexander Cervantes was at Memorial Hospital.

Cervantes was treated at Memorial Hospital for a serious leg injury. He is stable.

Abel Miramontes, 24, was arrested and preliminarily charged with aggravated battery. He was officially charged on December 29 with battery by means of a deadly weapon.

If you have any information in any of these cases, contact the South Bend Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 800-342-STOP.

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