Police identify teen victim in drive-by shooting
Posted: 06/22/2013 at 9:00 pm
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A shooting investigation on Garfield Avenue at Benham Avenue has Benham Avenue closed Saturday, June 22, 2013. Elkhart Police are investigating a fatal shooting that took the life of a young male. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
Two Elkhart police officers work at the scene of a fatal shooting Saturday, June 22. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
Emergency management vehicles block traffic at the intersection of Garfield Street and Benham Ave as police investigate a fatal shooting Saturday, June 22. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
ELKHART ó A drive-by shooting claimed the life of a teenager on Benham Avenue, just north of Garfield Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 22.
According to a press release from the Elkhart Police Department, Braxton Barhams, 16, was pronounced dead at the Elkhart General Hospital.
Police responded to reports of shots fired at 6:46 p.m. at 250 W. Garfield Ave. and found the youth in the back yard of a home just off Benham.
No arrests have been made and the suspect vehicle has not been found.
Police had four evidence markers along the street ó three on Benham and one on the sidewalk next to the home.
Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the police station at 574-295-7070.