Officials still not releasing details of I-65 chase, shooting probe

2014-06-07T14:34:00Z 2014-07-28T15:50:39Z Officials still not releasing details of I-65 chase, shooting probeLauri Harvey Keagle, (219) 852-4311

CROWN POINT | Officials involved in the investigation of a Starke County homicide suspect who shot himself on Interstate 65 after a police chase Friday afternoon shared little information on the probe Saturday.

Indiana State Police on Friday said a man who was involved in homicide in Knox carjacked two vehicles in Starke County and one just before 4 p.m. in Porter County in the 200 block of West Indiana 8 before a police chase ensued in Hebron.

The multi-jurisdictional chase ended at the interchange of 109th Avenue and Interstate 65 in Crown Point when the driver lost control of the vehicle and shot himself once.

The man was transported to Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Crown Point and later transferred by medical helicopter to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition. His condition was not available Saturday afternoon, hospital representatives and Indiana State Police officials said.

Starke County Coroner Kris Rannells said Saturday afternoon information about the homicide victim would not be released until the completion of a forensic autopsy. The work could take several days, Rannells said.

Starke County Sheriff's Police investigators were not available for comment on the homicide investigation Saturday afternoon, dispatchers there said.

Indiana State Police for the Lowell District had no new information on their portion of the investigation Saturday.

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