Charges against four men dismissed in I-80/94 shooting

2013-07-30T18:30:00Z 2013-07-30T20:06:10Z Charges against four men dismissed in I-80/94 shootingSusan Brown, (219) 662-5325

CROWN POINT | Prosecutors dismissed attempted murder and multiple other charges against four area men alleged to have been involved in a random shooting in January that left an East Chicago man with a bullet wound to the head.

Trials for Charles Cook, 23, of East Chicago, and Dominique Wright, 23, of Hammond, had been scheduled to begin Monday but were cancelled.

Charges also were dismissed against Kelvin Campbell, 26, of East Chicago, and Eric Douglas, 23, of Merrillville, who had been awaiting further hearings in the case.

A witness told police the victim was shot because the men believed him to be from the Harbor as opposed to the Calumet area, according to court records.

The victim, who survived, told police he was followed onto the interstate and fired on, causing him to drive off the side of the road, crash and flip over before the car came to rest on its roof.

Charges were dropped because neither the victim nor the witness would cooperate with the prosecution, court records state.

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