South Bend Tribune story... Five young men charged for alleged roles in fight at Riley-Washington boys basketball game
Court documents allege the five people charged are associated with the Westside gang and began fighting a teen who associates with a rival gang.
Charges were filed against Keeion Mahone (18), Tisean Overstreet (18), Destefano Richardson (20), Isaiah Redding (18) and Jamarion Watson (19). Watson is charged with disorderly conduct, while the other four are charged with disorderly conduct as well as battery, both misdemeanor offenses.
From the School District –
(2-3-23) Senior Night ended early at South Bend Washington last night when a large fight broke out in the stands at halftime of the Panthers’ boys basketball game with South Bend Riley.
Washington Head Coach Ryan Varga’s statement–
The game had a large crowd in attendance including Purdue Coach Matt Painter, the Boilermakers are presently the #1 team in the US.
South Bend Police Department Release–
Many of our 2nd Detail officers are responding to a large fight that broke out during the Washington vs. Riley basketball game at Washington High School.
Officers are working to clear the gym.
We will provide further details when possible.
The remainder of the Washington vs. Riley basketball game at Washington High School has been canceled following a large fight that broke out during halftime.
The fight began shortly after 8 pm, which received immediate response from our officers already at the scene.
No serious injuries were reported and no arrests were made.
At one point, all 2nd Detail South Bend officers were at Washington High School, assisting with clearing the building.
We want to thank our neighboring jurisdictions for assisting with covering our calls as our officers responded to the scene.
The incident happened in the stands at halftime with Washington trailing Riley 30-28..
With the season winding down to reschedule this game will be a tight fit. Since it includes only one school system involved in the details it could happen quickly.
This is not just an Indiana problem it is one that effects schools around the country on a regular basis-