Breaking News Bar
updated: 8/16/2012 8:11 AM

Man shot by South Bend police charged with murder

Success - Article sent! close
Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A man wounded by South Bend police officers has been charged with killing one man inside a house and another man who was walking a dog.

St. Joseph County prosecutors filed two counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder against 29-year-old Brandon Biffle on Wednesday for Sunday's shootings.

The South Bend Tribune reports that Biffle remains hospitalized for his wounds.

Court documents say 53-year-old Johnnie Avance might have been asleep on a couch when he was shot. A witness told investigators he heard shots then saw Biffle leave the house and shoot 55-year-old Donald Paris.

Authorities say Biffle also fired shots at two other people and four police officers who returned fire.

Prosecutors haven't release a possible motive in the shootings.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.