1. Martin's Super Market shooting press conference to be held Thursday
Elkhart County Prosecutor Curtis Hill will hold a press conference about police involvement in the Martin's Super Market shooting at 10 a.m. on Thursday morning, March 27, at the the prosecutor's office.
Twenty-year-old Shawn Bair shot and killed two women in January. He was then gunned down by police officers responding to the shooting.
The Elkhart Police Department handed the investigation over to state police, following their policy about officer-related shootings. The Elkhart Police Department will conduct an internal affairs investigation after the prosecutor reviews the case and criminal proceedings have concluded.
2. These moms want to help Hispanic families get their kids to college
Elkhart women's immigrant group MIL Mariposas Monarca wants to help Hispanic families learn about the college opportunities that are available to their children. They will be host an event at St. Vincent de Paul School where Rocio Diaz, a multicultural outreach community liaison at Goshen College, will give an hour-long presentation about how to prepare for college in Spanish.
The event was organized because the group's members felt bad about St. Vincent school leaders blaming the school's failing grade on Hispanic students.
3. New salvage grocery store near Elkhart
20 East Discount Groceries recently opened its doors to bargain shoppers looking to buy groceries at a reduced price, as long as they do not mind that it's near or past its "best busy" dates or has dented packaging.
The store only puts items that do not need to be refrigerated or frozen on their shelves. Owner Paul Heinrich said the store saves customers 25 to 50 percent compared to what they would get at a mainstream grocery store.
4. South Bend police respond to reported triple shooting
One person is dead and two others were injured in a shooting in South Bend Wednesday night, March 26.
Police officers pushed back the gathering crowd and told them that armed suspects were holed up in one of the houses. They then conducted searches through the neighborhood, street and between the houses armed with assault rifles.
The South Bend Tribune reports that their reporter and photographer saw two persons being handcuffed and placed in police vehicles, but their involvement in the shooting is unclear.
5. Elkhart man found guilty of robbery, kidnapping and criminal confinement
Tyrone Winkleman was found guilty of robbery resulting in serious bodily injury, kidnapping, criminal confinement and carjacking on Wednesday, March 26. He faces up to 150 years in prison.
His victim, James Armagost, testified during the trial that Winkleman pretended to have a seizure outside the Budget Inn, 2807 Cassopolis Street. Armagost was punched in the face when he tried to help Winkleman.
Winkleman then took Armagost for a ride around the city. Armagost was later able to escape and inform a police office of what happened.