Valpo woman comes face to face with gunman

2012-05-26T00:00:00Z 2012-05-26T10:13:05Z Valpo woman comes face to face with gunmanBy Bob Kasarda bob.kasarda@nwi.com, (219) 548-4345 nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO | Carolyn Biesen said she heard a commotion just outside her office at the Prudential Executive Group Real Estate building Friday morning and stepped out to find a man standing over an injured female co-worker.

Biesen, who works as the office controller, said she ordered the man, Roy L. Ferguson, 48, of Texas, to leave and he pulled out a handgun.

"He did not point it at me," she said. "He pointed it up, showing us he had a gun."

Biesen said she heard Ferguson fire two shots after she fled back to her office and later heard a series of shots believed to have been fired by police.

Ferguson had visited the business Thursday looking for a real estate agent, whom Ferguson said owed him money, she said.

Biesen was among 10 people in the building when the incident began. While making it out early and unharmed, she decided to stick around Friday afternoon and watch the events unfold.

"I don't want to leave until my co-workers are out," Biesen said from the scene.

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



About Valparaiso

City of Valparaiso
166 Lincolnway Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-1161

Police Department
355 S. Washington St. Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-2135

Fire Department
2605 Cumberland Drive Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-8325

Parks & Recreation
3210 North Campbell Street Valparaiso, IN 46385
(219) 462-5144

Valparaiso Community Schools
3801 N. Campbell St. Valparaiso, IN 46385
(219) 531-3000

Latest Local Offers