Police: Chicago man shot in self-defense at Hammond house

2013-10-20T18:45:00Z 2013-10-20T23:50:04Z Police: Chicago man shot in self-defense at Hammond houseElvia Malagon elvia.malagon@nwi.com, (219) 933-3246 nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | A Chicago man was killed in an early Sunday shooting that police say appears to be justifiable.

Jonathan Butler, 30, of the 100 block of West 108th Place in Chicago, died from multiple gunshot wounds, the Lake County coroner's office said. He was pronounced dead at 1:15 a.m. and the death was ruled a homicide by the coroner's office.

Hammond Police Chief Brian Miller said Butler showed up at 11:30 p.m. at a house in the 4000 block of Grover Avenue and began arguing with the homeowner about money. The undisclosed amount of money in question is believed to stem from a drug debt, police said.

Miller said the homeowner shot Butler twice and he died at the scene.

The homeowner was not in police custody Sunday night. Miller said it appears the homeowner shot Butler in self-defense and it's a justifiable shooting.

Miller said the shooting was being investigated as a death investigation. All evidence from the investigation will be presented to the prosecutor's office later to determine if any charges will be filed.

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