Trial begins for man accused in ’11 Gary drive-by shooting

2012-09-04T22:00:00Z Trial begins for man accused in ’11 Gary drive-by shootingBill Dolan, (219) 662-5328
September 04, 2012 10:00 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | A jury heard opening arguments Tuesday in the homicide trial of a Gary man.

Jory D. Peters, 27, is pleading not guilty to charges he fatally shot Juan Nieves, 21, of Gary, in a drive-by shooting Aug. 7, 2011, near 25th Avenue and Washington Street in Gary's Midtown section.

Police say a relative of the victim saw Peters and another man in a car following the victim's car. Police say Peters opened fire on Nieves, who died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Police said Peters claimed he was under fire, too, although officers found no evidence that Nieves was armed at the time or that Peters' car was damaged by gunshots.

Copyright 2014 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

About Gary

City of Gary

City Hall Office of the Mayor
401 Broadway Gary, IN 46402

Police Department

555 Polk St. Gary, IN 46402
219.881.1214 Front Desk
219.881.1293 Fax

Fire Department

200 East 5th Avenue Gary, IN 46402
219.881.4779 - 24 Hour Business

Parks and Recreation

455 Massachusetts St. Gary, IN 46402
219.881.0008 Fax

Gary Community School Corporation

620 East 10th Place Gary, IN 46402

Featured Businesses