Gross scheduled for court appearance

A second suspect in a double homicide in Elkhart has been charged with murder and will appear for his initial hearing Tuesday.
Posted on Sept. 17, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Sept. 17, 2013 at 1:48 p.m.

GOSHEN — A second suspect in a double homicide that happened early September just southeast of downtown Elkhart is facing murder charges and will appear in court for his initial hearing.

Richard Gross, 22, of Elkhart, has been charged with two counts of murder. The charge of murder carries a sentence of 45 to 65 years in prison.

Gross was arrested Friday evening, Sept. 13, at the 26000 block of Leland Road. He was booked at the Elkhart County Jail. His initial hearing has been scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Elkhart Circuit Court.

Gross is the second person arrested in a police investigation following a shooting in which two men died Sept. 5 at Saleh’s Market, 401 Middlebury St.

Two victims — Jagtar Bhatti, 55, and Pawan Singh, 20 — were pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting. The Elkhart County coroner determined both men died of a single gunshot wound.

Kevin Moore, 28, of Elkhart, was arrested a day later at the Elkhart police station.

Moore has been charged with two counts of murder. In a hearing Thursday, judge Terry Shewmaker appointed him an attorney from the public defender’s office.

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