Man waives extradition in South Bend boy’s slaying

(WLFI Photo, file)
(WLFI Photo, file)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A man wanted on a charge of assisting a criminal in the shooting death of a 2-year-old South Bend boy has agreed to waive extradition so he can be returned to Indiana.

Twenty-three-year-old Xavier Primm of South Bend has been held by authorities in Decatur, Illinois, since turning himself in on April 21. The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office says Primm waived the extradition proceedings Thursday.

He was the last of eight men sought in connection with a gunfight between gangs that police say led to a stray bullet striking John Swoveland Jr. outside a home on April 9.

The prosecutor’s office said it won’t announce when Primm will be returned to Indiana because of security concerns.

Two 19-year-old men have been charged with murder in the shooting. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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