Hammond man accused of murder

2014-03-10T20:22:00Z 2014-03-10T22:55:12Z Hammond man accused of murderLu Ann Franklin Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
March 10, 2014 8:22 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | Lake County prosecutors filed murder charges Saturday against a Hammond man in the fatal shooting of another man early Saturday morning in an argument over a woman.

Markus Sonny Blaskovich, 23, is facing murder charges in the death of David Homola, 22, of the 2800 block of Janet Place. The homicide occurred near Flick’s Tap in the city’s Hessville section near the victim’s home.

Homola was pronounced dead at 5:53 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Blaskovich called 911 after the shooting and told the dispatcher that he went back to his home in the 6700 block of Kentucky Avenue and put the gun back in his bedroom underneath his bed.

Court documents indicate Homola, another man and Blaskovich's girlfriend were "hanging out" and drinking at a home on Janet Place late Friday evening.

The man at whose home the three were drinking told Hammond police that the woman and Homola were becoming intimate, according to court documents. The man said he felt obligated to let Blaskovich know via text about the intimate situation between his girlfriend and Homola, the probable cause affidavit says.

After ignoring Blaskovich’s text message, the woman said she left with Homola, who lived a few houses down, the court documents state.

She told police that Blaskovich appeared and quickly walked toward the pair, accused her of cheating and began firing a handgun at Homola, the documents indicate.

“She stated that she heard about four or five shots and that David Homola then fell to the ground,” the affidavit reads. “She stated that David Homola did not do anything to provoke Markus Blaskovich and could not believe her boyfriend ... had just shot David Homola right in front of her.”

Blaskovich is being held without bail at the Hammond City Jail.

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