1 dead, 1 arrested after shooting in Hammond

2014-03-08T18:30:00Z 2014-03-11T18:13:45Z 1 dead, 1 arrested after shooting in HammondTimes Staff nwitimes.com
March 08, 2014 6:30 pm  • 

HAMMOND | A Hammond man is in custody awaiting formal charges alleging he shot and killed another man early Saturday over a woman, police said.

The 23-year-old man was arrested after he called 911 and reported himself as the shooter, Hammond police Lt. Richard Hoyda said Saturday in a released statement.

"We responded to his residence in the 6700 block of Kentucky Avenue in Hammond and placed him under arrest," Hoyda said.

The man's identity was not released. Hammond police plan to present formal charges to the Lake County prosecutor's office this week, Hoyda said.

According to the Lake County coroner's office, David Homola, 22, of the 2800 block of Janet Place in Hammond, was pronounced dead at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago at 5:53 a.m. of multiple gunshot wounds. His death was listed as a homicide. Police listed the shooting victim's age as 23.

The shooting happened during a party in the 2800 block of Janet Place, Hoyda said. Sometime before 5 a.m., a friend of the suspect called him and said his 19-year-old girlfriend had been seen kissing another man, police said.

A short time later, the suspect arrived at the party and "saw his girlfriend on the side of the house with the same man he was just notified about by his friend," police said.

A physical confrontation began, and the suspect shot the other man several times, police said.

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