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Orozco guilty in murder of Benito Bueno in June 2017

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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- A jury found Oscar Orozco guilty of murdering Benito Bueno in June 2017 in the parking lot of Bar Louie.

Orozco waived the right to a trial on the firearm enhancement.

He will be sentenced on October 11.

Mishawaka Police were called to the Bar Louie parking lot around 2:40 a.m. on June 11, 2017 about a fight between two groups of people.

When they arrived, they found Bueno deceased from a gunshot wound.

Witnesses told police after the bar closed, someone from Orozco's group began antagonizing someone in Bueno's group of friends, reports said.

Then a punch was thrown and multiple fights broke out between the two groups, according to the probable cause affidavit.

While the groups were fighting, Bueno and a person whose name was redacted began fighting over a gun, reports said.

A person whose name was redacted said "let go of the gun, let go of the gun." And then a person whose name was redacted "jumped out and shot."

A witness identified Orozco as the person who fired shots, according to the probable cause affidavit.

After shots were fired, Orozco and his group left, reports said.

Orozco was charged in February 2019 and was taken into custody by Chicago Police in March.

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