Michigan man charged in Gary homicide

2013-08-27T16:48:00Z 2013-08-28T00:37:05Z Michigan man charged in Gary homicideSusan Brown susan.brown@nwi.com, (219) 662-5325 nwitimes.com
August 27, 2013 4:48 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | Prosecutors charged a Michigan man Tuesday in the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Gary man.

Benjamin Fullilove was shot during an altercation among partygoers July 13 in the 2100 block of Carolina street in Gary. Fullilove died six days later from his wounds, police said.

Charged with murder is Isaiah Hughes, 24, of Holland, Mich.

According to charging documents, witnesses told police Hughes was among a number of people attending a party at the home of Fullilove's girlfriend.

When Fullilove returned to his girilfriend's residence with takeout food for the couple, the woman asked party attendees to leave, court documents state.

A witness told police she knocked on the woman's door to report Hughes "hitting on" women outside the home.

During an ensuing confrontation, Hughes is alleged to have shot Fullilove multiple times.

When police, who had been called by Fullilove, arrived on the scene about 3:20 a.m., they found Fullilove wounded in the backseat of a car and about to be driven to Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus in Gary for treatment.

Described as "extremely hysterical and crying," Fullilove's girlfriend told police several individuals had argued with Fullilove, shot him and fled in two separate cars. 

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