Police investigating death of E.C. man

2013-06-02T16:48:00Z 2013-06-03T11:54:04Z Police investigating death of E.C. manTimes Staff nwitimes.com
June 02, 2013 4:48 pm  • 

EAST CHICAGO | A 47-year-old man died after being hit by a car late Saturday, officials said.

Brigido Lopez, of East Chicago, died from blunt force trauma at 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of 140th Street and Deal Street in East Chicago, according to a news release from the Lake County coroner's office.

East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker said officers responded after receiving calls of shots heard in the area and about a man possibly running away from someone.

Becker said officers found Lopez, who did not have any gunshot wounds. He said it appears a vehicle ran over Lopez.

The vehicle had left by the time officials arrived to the scene.

The manner of death is pending the investigation.

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