GARY | A 33-year-old man was arrested Thursday after police said he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl, leading to a fight that resulted in his and two other men getting shot.
Batiste Haywood, of Gary, faces charges of sexual battery and attempted murder, police said.
Police said the sexual assault occurred about 3:50 p.m. at a residence in the 4600 block of Harrison Street.
Two men were in the basement when they heard a girl screaming. The men went upstairs to find Haywood and the girl, who advised them Haywood had tried to rape her, police said.
The two men got into an argument with Haywood, leading to a fight that ended when Haywood pulled out a gun and began firing at the men, striking them multiple times, police said.
Police located Haywood, who also had been shot, and took him to an area emergency room. The two men also were taken to a hospital.