One man killed in Pacific County shooting

The suspect in the shooting was arrested at the scene.

A man was killed in a shooting in Lebam, Pacific County, on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 10, said a social media post by the Pacific County Sheriff’s Department.

Andrew Delgado, 36, was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel from trauma resulting from a gunshot to the head, said the post.

Pacific County emergency services received a call at 5:33 p.m. from Danielle Messer, Andrew Delgado’s wife, that he had been shot in the head by Delgado’s brother, Gabriel Delgado, and was unresponsive. The incident had occurred at Messer and Andrew Delgado’s residence in Lebam, according to the social media post.

PCSO sheriff’s deputies and officers from the Raymond and South Bend police departments responded to the call, arriving to find Andrew Delgado unresponsive in the front yard with a gunshot wound to his head. Gabriel Delgado was arrested without incident by law enforcement personnel, and taken to Pacific County Jail and charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Messer said the brothers had been working on a shed on the property of the residence before getting into a verbal altercation, according to the post. Gabriel Delgado then entered the residence, got a handgun from his mother’s purse, and began shooting toward the shed where Andrew Delgado and Messer were, said the social media post. Messer was grazed in the leg by a round.

Andrew Delgado and Messer fled the scene in a vehicle. Investigators also found a bullet impact on the vehicle. Returning to the residence a short time later. Andrew Delgado started walking across the yard when Gabriel Delgado fired three rounds out of the window, striking Andrew Delgado in the head, said the post.

Law enforcement officials recovered a 9mm handgun and spent brass from the scene during the investigation, according to the post.