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Elkhart shooting victim's son played IUSB basketball game in her honor

The son of one of the women killed in Wednesday's shooting at a local grocery store will play in IU South Bend's game against Robert Morris University Saturday afternoon.

Posted on Jan. 18, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 18, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.

ELKHART — The son of one of the two women killed by a shooter at an Elkhart Martin's Super Market on Wednesday, Jan. 15, played in his university's basketball game Saturday afternoon.

Joe Godfread, son of Rachelle Godfread, is a student at IU South Bend, where he plays for the Titans' varsity basketball team.

Thursday night, Jan. 17, Joe Godfread told his coach, Scott Cooper, that he would like to play in Saturday's game against Robert Morris University, Ken Baierl, IUSB spokesperson, said.

"Coach Cooper and the entire IU South Bend family look forward to seeing Joe join the team for the game," Baierl said.

IUSB held a moment of silence in honor of Rachelle Godfread and in support of Joe Godfread prior to the game.

During the game, Joe Godfread scored nine points, made two rebounds and had three blocked shots. IUSB lost to Robert Morris 84-71.

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