IN Man Eugene Scott ID’d As Victim Found Shot Dead Saturday Near Idling Snowmobile

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, IN. (THECOUNT) — Eugene Scott, of South Bend, Indiana, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Saturday night shooting in St. Joseph County.

Scott, 22, was shot and killed near South Bend Saturday night.

According to reports, Scott was found suffering from apparent gunshot wounds near an idling snowmobile in the 1200 block of North Brookfield Street near Muessel Grove Park in South Bend, around 7 p.m.

Scott was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember scott:

No suspect or motive information was provided by officials.

The homicide remains under investigation.

Anyone with possible information should contact police at 911.

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Geo quick facts: St. Joseph County, commonly called St. Joe County by locals, is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of Census 2010, the population was 266,931, making it the fifth-most populous county in Indiana. Formed in 1830, it was named for the St. Joseph River which flows through it toward Lake Michigan – Wikipedia.

IN Victim, South Bend Officers In Deadly Monday “Frank’s Place” Police Shooting Identified

SOUTH BEND, IN. (THECOUNT) The driver who was shot dead by South Bend police has been identified as Kristopher Mingo Flores.

Flores, 19, was named as the man killed in an officer-involved shooting in South Bend, involving officers, Patrolman First Class Randy Goering and Patrolman First Class Brandon Stec.

It deadly shooting occurred just after 4 p.m. Monday in the Frank’s Place parking lot, which is in the 300 block of Marion Street.

Police said Flores pulled into the Frank’s Place parking lot as officers followed him. The officers said Flores raised a handgun over his car and pointed it at one of them.

Police then opened fire striking and killing Flores.

Homicide detectives said two South Bend officers in an unmarked police car saw another car driving erratically on Marion. That driver has been identified as Kristopher Mingo Flores, 19. Continue reading

HALF DOZEN Notre Dame Football Players ARRESTED Friday Night

Notre Dame cornerback Ashton White, starting safety Max Redfield, wide receiver Kevin Stepherson Jr., linebacker Te’von Coney, Dexter Williams, and cornerback Devin Butler, were all arrested Friday night.

The first five Notre Dame football players mentioned above were arrested after a traffic stop by Indiana State Police. Cops say they found marijuana and a loaded handgun in the players’ car. The sixth player, Butler, was arrested after being observed shoving a woman outside a club and then punching a police officer who arrived on scene.

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State Police said a trooper stopped a car Friday night in Fulton County about 35 miles south of South Bend for speeding. Continue reading

IND Mother Small Child Found Dead Manhunt On For Wabash College Employee

Authorities in Zionsville, Ind., are searching for Lucius Oliver Hamilton III, a college employee who they say may be responsible for the deaths of a woman and her young child. Hamilton works as a senior major gifts officer at Wabash College in Crawfordsville,

The bodies were discovered at a residence in the upscale suburban Indianapolis neighborhood. A manhunt is now on for Hamilton. He is six feet tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds. He has gray hair and brown eyes.

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Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen says Lucius Oliver Hamilton III, a 61-year-old employee of Wabash College in Crawfordsville, is at large and considered armed and dangerous. Continue reading

Black Bears INVADING INDIANA? Spotted First Time Since 1871

Indiana state wildlife officials have confirmed the presence of a wild black bear for the first time in 144 years.

Animal droppings examined earlier this week confirmed a bear in northern Indiana’s St. Joseph County.  Black bears have already recolonized eastern portions of Kentucky and Ohio.

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The DNR says the black bear walked into St. Joseph County from adjoining Michigan, which has an estimated black bear population of 15,000 to 19,000 bears.  Continue reading