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Hearing for Weekend Murder Suspect

(Michigan City, IN) - A suspect in a Michigan City shooting death is scheduled for his initial court hearing today.  Jonathan Smith, 31, is charged with murder.


Police were called Saturday evening to the 400 block of York Street where, according to authorities, 52-year-old Joseph Davis was on the floor of the residence with a gunshot wound to his torso. Davis was flown to Memorial Hospital in South Bend where he died while in surgery.


Investigators said the shooting occurred while the two men were arguing. The suspect turned himself in at the police station nearly two hours after the incident.


Smith is currently being held in the La Porte County Jail without bond pending his initial hearing in La Porte Superior Court 1 at Michigan City.

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