Formal charges not yet filed in shooting incident

No formal charges have been filed in Goshen shooting case.
Posted on April 18, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on April 18, 2013 at 5:28 p.m.

ELKHART — Formal charges have not been filed against the five teenagers arrested for their connection to a shooting Sunday, April 14, in Goshen.

Four teens were booked at the Elkhart County Jail without bond on Monday, April 15. They are:

Ÿ Diego Ramos, 19

Ÿ Abraham Delgado, 16

Ÿ Christian Bueno, 16

Ÿ Alejandro Bueno, 16.

Also arrested was Jonathan Delgado, 15, who was booked at the juvenile detention center.

Goshen Police Department made the arrests following its investigation of a shooting near the intersection of School and Middlebury streets around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Four teenagers were injured as a result of the shooting. Three were taken to IU Health Goshen Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

According to a press release from the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office, officers of the Goshen Police Department submitted information from their investigation to a judicial officer on Wednesday. The judicial officer, however, declined to find probable cause for arrest for the crimes the police department articulated.

Another probable cause hearing was held Wednesday evening, and probable cause was found to support the arrest of Ramos, Abraham Delgado, Christian Bueno and Alejandro Bueno on the following preliminary charges:

Ÿ Diego Ramos — attempted murder and criminal gang activity

Ÿ Abraham Delgado — Attempted battery with a deadly weapon and criminal gang activity

Ÿ Christian Bueno — Assisting a criminal and criminal gang activity

Ÿ Alejandro Bueno — Criminal gang activity

Formal charges have not been filed against any of the teens. However, following the determination of a probable cause, the prosecuting attorney has 72 hours in which to make a formal decision relative to criminal charges, if any.

According to the press release, the Goshen Police Department is still working on further investigating the case.

Witnesses at the scene of the shooting told police two vehicles approached the victims, and one or more people inside one of the cars started shooting at them.

Jonathan Delgado was booked at the juvenile detention center, pending formal charges and a hearing where the court will determine whether he is waived to adult court. The other teenagers were automatically waived to adult court due to the nature of the offenses committed and were booked at the Elkhart County Jail.

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