Whiting man who fatally shot rival for girl gets 45-year term

2013-12-03T18:30:00Z 2013-12-03T23:29:07Z Whiting man who fatally shot rival for girl gets 45-year termTimes Staff nwitimes.com
December 03, 2013 6:30 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | A 24-year-old Whiting man was handed a 45-year prison sentence Tuesday in the shooting of a rival during a party.

Matthew Noojin was charged with murder in the May 2012 shooting. He pleaded guilty in July to a charge of voluntary manslaughter.

Noojin admitted to shooting Eric Picazzo, 22, also of Whiting, after the two argued at a party regarding a girlfriend.

Police said Noojin chased Picazzo to the 1500 block of Fred Street, where the shooting occurred.

Picazzo was shot eight times, police said. A handgun used in the shooting was found at Noojin's home, police said.

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