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UPDATE: Formal Attempted Murder charges filed against suspects in Wednesday night shooting in South Bend

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Isaiah Samelton (left) and Juwan Jones (right) Isaiah Samelton (left) and Juwan Jones (right)
The scene at 3417 W. Western Ave. The scene at 3417 W. Western Ave.
SOUTH BEND - Attempted Murder charges have been formally filed against both suspects from a Wednesday night shooting that injured a man in South Bend.

Isaiah Samelton, 19, and Juwan Jones, 18 are both charged with a count each of Attempted Murder and Aggravated Battery after police say they opened fire at a Phillips 66 gas station on the 3400 block of W. Western Ave. Police say 50-year-old Willie Menyard was shot in the arm in and the torso and needed to be hospitalized after the shooting that took place just before 11:00pm, but court documents indicate he might not have been the target of the two teens.

Criminal affidavits from the case say Samelton and Jones were caught on the gas station's video pulling up in a burgundy Buick when a still unidentified man was exiting the gas station and fired close to 20 shots at him on two separate passes. The man fled the scene before police arrived. 

Police tracked the pair down when they were found in a burgundy Buick matching the description of one seen leaving the area of the shooting. Court documents say the pair tried to dispose of the weapon when police tried to pull over their vehicle, but it was recovered by investigators. Police say both Samelton and Jones denied involvement in the shooting, but admitted they were in the burgundy Buick, where police found shell casings.

You can view the affidavits here for Samelton and Jones.
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