The 19-year-old is accused of killing Devonte Patrick in December, 2013. He faces up to 65 years in prison if convicted.
The Elkhart native was killed in action in Afghanistan.
Following a gas leak at Eighth and Mason streets near downtown Elkhart, NIPSCO shut off gas in the area to repair damage to a line. About 30 to 40 customers are without gas. NIPSCO was unsure when repairs would be completed.