Teens charged in murder of man on South Bend's east side

Treyveon Moore Genevieve Ashton
UPDATE: Moore was sentenced to 35 years in prison with a jail credit of 405 days. He took a plea deal for 25 years for Robbery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, plus 10 years for the enhancement of a gun.

As a part of the plea deal, two murder charges and an armed robbery charge were dropped.

Ashton has yet to be sentenced and has a court date on May 31.

ORIGINAL STORY: SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Two teenagers were charged in connection with the murder of a man during a shooting on South Bend's east side last summer.

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office charged 19-year-old Treyveon Moore and 18-year-old Genevieve Ashton for their roles in the death of 28-year-old Curtis Shelby on June 6, 2022.

Moore was charged with two count of murder, robbery resulting in serious bodily injury, armed robbery and a firearm enhancement.

Ashton was charged with assisting a criminal.

On the night he was killed, Curtis was trying to sell a vehicle he had stolen, according to reports.

Moore was among a group of people who met up with Curtis that night to take the vehicle "by force," reports said.

He told police the group planned to beat up Curtis and take the stolen vehicle. After allegedly beating him up and taking his cell phone and wallet, they followed Curtis to where the stolen vehicle was supposed to be parked.

As they approached the intersection of Marshall Avenue and 33rd Street, Curtis started running, prompting someone to yell to shoot him, according to reports.

Witnesses at the scene said the person who shot Curtis was wearing yellow during the incident. Moore denied being the shooter but was the only one wearing yellow that night, police said.

One of the vehicles seen at the shooting, which was subsequently used to leave the scene, was owned by Ashton, Moore's girlfriend.

The two arrived at the police station last Wednesday, where Moore was arrested for violating a protective order against Ashton.

Jail calls between Moore and Ashton revealed that Moore told Ashton "they know," clearly talking about police and the homicide, police said.

Moore allegedly told Ashton to take certain items out of her vehicle that would "come back to him," reports state.

Though Moore said his gun was in Ashton's vehicle, police didn't find the gun during a search of the vehicle, according to reports.

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