Derrick Jiggetts, 36, of South Bend wanted for early South Bend shooting. (South Bend Tribune)
(February 26, 2013)
SOUTH BEND — City police are searching for a man they believe shot a man and grazed another with a bullet after they got into an argument Tuesday morning.
Police suspect Derrick L. Jiggetts, 36, of South Bend, in the shooting that injured one man. Investigators said he might be armed and has an extensive criminal record, which includes a 1995 murder conviction out of Chicago.
South Bend police Capt. Phil Trent said Marcus Northern, 52, was struck in the leg, and James Wade, 66, was just grazed with the bullet.
Northern has been treated and released from the hospital.
The two men were talking in a driveway in the 2100 block of West Hamilton Street about 8:20 a.m. Tuesday when, police said, Jiggetts arrived in a car.
Trent said Jiggetts was with another man, but investigators don’t think he played a role in the shooting.
Investigators believe Jiggetts shot at Northern, the intended target, and, police said, that bullet may have grazed Wade, who did not require medical attention.
Trent said the two men had “long-standing bad blood.”
Investigators believe the argument was over a woman, Trent said.
Police say Jiggetts is about 6 foot 2 and 180 pounds. He has a tattoo of teardrops near the right eye.
Investigators ask anyone with information about the man’s whereabouts to call 911.