Person in custody in Merrillville shooting

2014-05-03T20:32:00Z Person in custody in Merrillville shootingTimes Staff nwitimes.com
May 03, 2014 8:32 pm  • 

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville police apprehended a suspect in connection to a shooting Saturday on 61st Avenue, west of Harrison Street.

There was a domestic dispute between two people about 5:30 p.m. when a shot was fired, said Robert Wiley, Merrillville's chief of detectives.

One person was struck by the bullet and suffered a minor injury, Wiley said.

The person who fired the weapon was taken into custody, and police also recovered the gun, he said.

Charges associated with the case are expected to be presented to the Lake County prosecutor's office Monday, Wiley said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Merrillville Police Department at (219) 769-3531.

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