(St. Joseph County, IN) - It was a leisurely drive around South Bend for Republican State Representative Jake Teshka and his kids until two bullets shattered his passenger window, threatening their lives.
The incident happened on December 8 near the US 31 bypass in northwest St. Joseph County.
The gunman, 41-year-old Edmande Hill of South Bend, was arrested and charged Thursday. Hill was picked up by police in Porter County and will be transferred to St. Joseph County Jail. He faces counts of attempted battery with a deadly weapon and criminal recklessness, which could earn him about eight years in prison.
So far, authorities have attributed the cause of the incident to road rage. Teshka reported cuts to his head from shards of glass, but his two children in the back seats were not injured. Teshka represents Indiana’s 7th District, which is just east of La Porte County and includes North Judson and Walkerton.