For Immediate Release
South Bend, Indiana, Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
For Discharging a Firearm During a Drug Trafficking Crime
SOUTH BEND - Edward Bishop, age 26, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. for discharging a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
Bishop was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment followed by 2 years of supervised release.
According to documents in this case, Bishop drove from Lafayette to Warsaw to sell marijuana to two individuals. He brought other drugs along with him, as well as a loaded Taurus handgun. When he met the buyers, the drug deal “went bad”. Bishop exited his car and fired shots toward the buyers’ car. One of the shots struck one of the buyers as she tried to drive away. Broken glass, bullet fragments and the victim’s blood were found in her car. The Taurus handgun used by Bishop was recovered by law enforcement in the trunk of Bishop’s car.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms with assistance from the Warsaw Police Department. The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Gabrielse.