For Immediate Release
Lafayette Man Convicted During 2-Day Jury Trial
SOUTH BEND - The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Thomas L. Kirsch II, announced that Edward Bishop, age 26, of Lafayette, Indiana was convicted of using and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, after a two-day jury trial before District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr.
According to documents filed in this case, in June of 2017, Bishop was indicted for using and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. According to trial evidence, Bishop went to sell a small amount of marijuana in a parking lot in Warsaw, Indiana. During that transaction, Bishop ended up shooting at and wounding the drug buyer in the left arm.
This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the South Bend and Warsaw Police Departments. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joel Gabrielse.