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The American Legion releases statement following homicide at American Legion Post 284

 The American Legion Department of Indiana released a statement in response to the death of Theodore Braun.

25-year-old Braun was killed in a shooting at the American Legion Post 284 around 11:30 p.m. Friday evening.

"The American Legion Family has suffered a loss this holiday season. Our thoughts and prayers are with South Bend Post 284 as they begin the mourning process. As an organization of veterans, we know the cost of violence. With this knowledge we dedicate ourselves to peace and mutual helpfulness to our communities across Indiana. We encourage all of our Legion Family to stay safe this holiday season, use caution and be vigilant," said Rodney Strong, the American Legion, Department of Indiana Commander.

Police have arrested Bruce Bennett, 59, on preliminary suspicions of murder. Bennett has been booked at St. Joseph County Jail and police say formal criminal charged are expected to filed Monday.

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