South Bend man sentenced after drug deal leads to gunfire in Warsaw

A South Bend man convicted of discharging a gun during a drug trafficking crime has been sentenced in federal court.

26-year-old Edward Bishop was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment.

According to court documents, Bishop drove from Lafayette to Warsaw to sell marijuana to two individuals in June of 2017. 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.

Bishop was also ordered to serve 2 years of supervised release upon his release.