Woman charged with firing shots into home on E. Amhurst
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A woman was arrested for allegedly firing shots into an occupied home in June, according to court records. One person was nearly struck by a bullet.
On June 12, South Bend Police were dispatched to 918 E. Amhurst for reports of a shooting.
When police arrived, they spoke with a resident of the house. She told police she saw Dreana McKnight in front of her home holding a gun, reports said.
She told the other people in the house, three adults and a 2-year-old child, to get down just as shots were fired into the house, according to the probable cause affidavit.
One of the gunshots went into the home and through the living room and ended up in a bedroom wall.
Another occupant of the home told police she also saw McKnight in front of the home pointing a firearm at it, reports said.
A third occupant of the home saw a woman in front of the house with a gun before the shooting started. She took cover and one of the gunshots went so close to her head , she was hit with drywall dust. She later viewed a photo array and identified McKnight as the person she saw with the gun, reports said.
The adult male who was in the home said he heard a loud commotion in front of the home and looked out from the bedroom window and saw a woman firing multiple shots over her shoulder as she ran from the front of the house to the street, according to the probable cause affidavit.
The male also viewed a photo array and identified McKnight as the woman with the gun, reports said.
There were five spent shell casings in front of the house, reports said.
McKnight was charged on June 30 with attempted battery by means of a deadly weapon and one count of criminal recklessness.
She was arrested on September 16.
McKnight's mugshot is not available at this time.
UPDATE: In February 2022, McKnight pleaded guilty for criminal recklessness as part of a plea agreement. Her battery by means of a deadly weapon charge was dismissed. McKnight was sentenced to four years at the Indiana Department of Correction with two years suspended. She will serve two years at the Indiana Department of Correction and be on probation for two years.