Teen charged with attempted murder for June 6 shooting appears in court
GOSHEN — A teenager accused of shooting with the intention of killing 16-year-old Latyris Mitchell on June 6 appeared in Elkhart’s Circuit Court for his initial hearing Thursday, July 11.
Jacques Allen, 18, of Elkhart, has been charged with attempted murder, a Class A felony, which carries a sentence of up to 50 years in prison. Allen was appointed an attorney from the public defender’s office after he was found indigent.
Allen’s bond has been set at $200,000. The court ordered a bond report to see if the bond can be reduced.
Allen was arrested the morning of June 30 after a woman called police to report two men standing in a yard, one of whom appeared to be holding a gun, according to the probable cause affidavit for Allen’s arrest.
Police found the two men and identified one of them as Allen, who attempted to flee.
The affidavit also states that in an interview with police a witness said he heard Allen say “N-----, you’ve been shooting at my homies!” before shooting Mitchell on June 6.
Mitchell was shot three times outside a store in the 200 block of East Indiana Avenue. He was taken to Elkhart General Hospital, where he was listed in guarded condition for a few days before he was released.
The court scheduled Allen’s pretrial conference for Aug. 20. His trial has been scheduled for Dec. 9.