Suspect found guilty in shooting death of man on Vassar Avenue

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - A jury found a man guilty in the death of another man on Vassar Avenue in 2022, according to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office.

Mikail Martinez was found guilty of murder, battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, resisting law enforcement and a firearm enhancement.

He was accused of shooting and killing 24-year-old Lawrence Witzke in November 2022. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for October 4.

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