Two men charged for allegedly shooting each other
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Two men who allegedly shot each other early Monday morning have been charged, according to court records.
Police were called to the area of Huey and Frederickson around 2 a.m. for reports of shots fired.
As officers arrived to the area, they saw a 2006 Ford Fusion leaving the area at a high rate of speed and conducted a traffic stop.
The vehicle had damage caused by gunfire and the driver, Marshawn Lovelady, had been shot, reports said. The passenger was not injured.
At the scene, police found three 40-caliber bullet casings and 12 9-mm bullet casings, reports said.
Lovelady was transported to the hospital for treatment. He was then taken to the police department for questioning.
At first, Lovelady said he didn’t know who shot him. He later said Johnnie Jones-Gunn called Lovelady and said Jones-Gunn had been following Lovelady and could have "taken him out," according to the probable cause affidavit.
Lovelady drove to the area of Huey and Frederickson and pulled up next to Jones-Gunn's car and Jones-Gunn started shooting, reports said.
Lovelady drove away from the scene.
The passenger in Lovelady's car told police Lovelady had a 9-mm handgun and he did fire a shot, according to the probable cause affidavit.
During the investigation, Jones-Gunn showed up at an area hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound.
Jones-Gunn told police he was in his vehicle at the intersection of Huey and Frederickson when someone pulled up next to him and started shooting, reports said.
Jones-Gunn said he didn't know who shot him.
Police located Jones-Gunn's vehicle behind a residence on N. Elmer Street. It had damage caused by gunfire and a substance that appeared to be blood on the driver's seat, according to the probable cause affidavit.
There were four spent shell casings on the driver's side floorboard, police said.
Lovelady has been charged with criminal recklessness, carrying a handgun without a license, and carrying a handgun without a license with prior conviction.
Jones-Gunn has been charged with criminal recklessness, carrying a handgun without a license, and carrying a handgun without a license with prior conviction.
UPDATE: Lovelady pleaded guilty to carrying a handgun without a license in October 2021 as part of a plea agreement. He was sentenced to 6 years in prison with credit for 37 days. The court suspended 5 years, 328 days of the sentence.
In May 2023, Jones-Gunn pleaded guilty to carrying a handgun without a license with a prior conviction as part of a plea agreement. His other two charges for criminal recklessness and carrying a handgun without a license were dismissed. Jones-Gunn was sentenced to four years in prison with four years suspended.