Teen suspected in Michigan City shootings taken into custody

2013-07-09T16:45:00Z 2013-07-09T19:28:05Z Teen suspected in Michigan City shootings taken into custodyStan Maddux Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
July 09, 2013 4:45 pm  • 

MICHIGAN CITY  | A 16-year-old suspect in the shootings of two Michigan City teens last month is now in custody.

The suspect was on foot when detectives apprehended him Monday afternoon on the city's west side. He was taken into custody without incident, said Police chief Mark Swistek.

The juvenile was being held Tuesday in the LaPorte County Jail on Class A felony attempted murder and other counts. He could face anywhere from a 20- to 50-year sentence on the most serious offense.

He is suspected in the shootings of two 16-year-old boys June 24 in an alley in the 600 block of Main Street.

According to police, both of the victims were taken to the hospital with injuries believed non-life threatening. One of the boys was shot more than once in the face and the other boy was shot on the lower part of his leg.

Swistek credited detectives Marty Corley and Jason Holaway for their investigative work that led to the apprehension.

The juvenile is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Thursday in LaPorte Superior Court 1 in Michigan City.

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