South Bend Murder Suspect Arrested in Chicago

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US Marshals have arrested a man in Chicago wanted in connection with a South Bend murder. Erique D. Raggs, 23, was taken into custody this morning at 8:30 am Central Time.

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s office says that Raggs was found at his mother’s residence. He peacefully surrendered to law enforcement.

Raggs has been charged with murder, attempted murder and aggravated battery in connection with a September 14 shooting in the 1400 block of East Calvert Street.

Responding police officers found that 51 year old Tony Shead and 28 year old Dorothy Tyler had both been shot in a van. Shead was transported to Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

“An autopsy was conducted, and a forensic pathologist determined Mr. Shead’s cause of death to be a gunshot wound and the manner of death to be a homicide,” the prosecutor’s office says. “CMHU was activated to investigate this shooting. Witnesses confirm that Erique Raggs allegedly shot into the van.”

Raggs remains in custody in Illinois. He will be transferred to the Cook County Jail and appear before a judge. The prosecutor’s office is working to arrange an extradition to St. Joseph County.

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