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Fatal shooting in South Bend, male suspect detained

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- South Bend Police confirm they are investigating a deadly shooting near Portage and Lathrop. 

It happened around 9:30 this morning.

Police said a fight or altercation occurred between people in two different cars. The subjects crashed their vehicles and one person was shot.

Officials confirmed one male victim died from a gunshot wound.

Police described the suspect as a "black male in dark clothing" fleeing east.

A K9 officer led officials to the water at Pinhook Park. South Bend Police continued to search for the suspect by boat. 

The crash reportedly happened as a result of the fight or altercation but the CMHU is investigating this as a fatal shooting.

A person matching the suspect's description has been detained near the 2100 block of Beverly Place and is being questioned by investigators.



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