Arrest made in East Chicago murder case

2014-05-05T19:00:00Z 2014-05-05T23:50:06Z Arrest made in East Chicago murder caseMatt Mikus, (219) 933-3241

EAST CHICAGO | A 21-year-old resident of East Chicago was arrested and charged with the murder of Stephen Davis.

Davis, 23, was shot several times Saturday outside his residence in the 3900 block of Elm Street.

Christopher Gordon was arrested Monday in connection to Davis' murder, according to a probable cause affidavit filed by East Chicago Police Detective Maurice Phillips, the lead investigator on the case.

Officers responded to shots fired around 12:30 p.m. and saw a man, later identified as Gordon, running from the area.

An off-duty officer who works on the Region STOP Team, was in the area as well and also began pursuit. The officer was able to catch and detain Gordon for further investigation.

Gordon may face additional charges as the investigation continues, Sgt. Juan Beltran said Monday.

East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker credited the work of both patrol officers and detectives working as a team to resolve the matter quickly.

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