Killed – Devonte Patrick (Elkhart, IN)

Devonte Patrick

ELKHART — An Elkhart teenager died Monday after a shooting outside a church on the city’s south side, WSBT reported.

About 2:30 p.m., police were called to the area of Prairie Street and Indiana Avenue on a report of a shooting.

Police said 18-year-old Devonte Patrick was taken to Elkhart General Hospital, where he died a short time later.

Pastor Nelson Kraybill of Prairie Street Mennonite Church said the shooting took place in his church’s parking lot.

Kraybill said his church will hold a time of prayer at 5 p.m. today as part of its Christmas Eve services and at 5:45 or so, they will hold a special prayer and candlelight vigil in the parking lot for Patrick.

ELKHART — The Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office has charged a man and a teen with murder in connection to the death of 18-year-old Devonte Patrick in December 2013.

Thomas Harper, 19, and Antonio Walters, 17, of Elkhart, were charged with murder in March, but the files were sealed at the prosecutor’s office’s request.


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