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Man sentenced to prison for role in fatal shooting

Man sentenced to prison for role in fatal shooting

CROWN POINT | A 20-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to eight years and six months in prison for his role in a shooting that led to a man's death. 

July 23, 2014 5:45 pm

Investigation into Gary officer homicide continues

CROWN POINT | More than two weeks after the shooting death of a Gary police officer, criminal charges have yet to be filed in the case.

July 22, 2014 6:37 pm
Man charged in weekend East Chicago fatal shooting

Man charged in weekend East Chicago fatal shooting

CROWN POINT | A 44-year-old man says he shot a man in East Chicago over the weekend in self-defense, court records show.

July 22, 2014 6:07 pm

Murder suspect's court hearing ends in argument between families

CROWN POINT | A tense hearing for Victor Marquez, who is accused of killing his wife, ended in an argument between families outside the courtroom. 

July 21, 2014 8:15 pm

Gary man pleads guilty after Indiana Supreme Court tosses confession

CROWN POINT | A Gary man pleaded guilty to reckless homicide two months after the Indiana Supreme Court tossed out his alleged murder confession, according to court records. 

July 16, 2014 7:26 pm Related
Police return to site of fatal officer shooting for memorial

Police return to site of fatal officer shooting for memorial

GARY | A group of police officers watched Wednesday as two men placed a large, white cross in a vacant lot not far from the city's downtown. The memorial was installed in honor of slain Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield. 

July 16, 2014 7:20 pm Video Photos

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Crowds gather to pay tribute to slain Gary officer

Crowds gather to pay tribute to slain Gary officer

GARY | Slain Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield was remembered Monday as an officer with a sense of humor who could defuse tense situations while on patrol.

July 14, 2014 8:45 pm Video Photos

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Police: Woman fired at man while her children were nearby

CROWN POINT | A Hammond woman is accused of shooting at the father of her daughter while her children were nearby, police said.

July 11, 2014 7:15 pm

Man shot to death in Gary

GARY | A 22-year-old man was shot and killed in Gary early Friday.

July 11, 2014 12:15 pm
Person of interest in officer's homicide remains in custody

Person of interest in officer's homicide remains in custody

CROWN POINT | The person of interest in the fatal shooting of Gary police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield remains in the Lake County Jail, officials said. 

July 10, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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East Chicago man charged in 2013 tire shop shooting

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man was charged Tuesday in a 2013 shooting that wounded a tire shop worker less than two months after his brother was convicted in the same case.

July 09, 2014 8:30 pm
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July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Gary working on plans to stem violence, mayor says

GARY | A spike in gun violence in the past week has left Gary residents unsettled and city officials concerned.

July 03, 2014 7:40 pm
Gang member found guilty in slaying of Gary brothers

Gang member found guilty in slaying of Gary brothers

CROWN POINT | After two hours of deliberations, a Lake County jury found an alleged gang member guilty of fatally shooting two Gary brothers last year.

July 03, 2014 6:45 pm
Griffith man charged in E.C. shooting

Griffith man charged in E.C. shooting

CROWN POINT | A 30-year-old man was charged Tuesday in an East Chicago shooting that left a man with five gunshot wounds.

July 03, 2014 12:05 am

Police, coroner's office investigating Gary homicide

GARY | Four people have been killed and seven wounded by gun violence in Gary in less than one week.

July 02, 2014 8:30 pm
Gary double homicide trial continues

Gary double homicide trial continues

CROWN POINT | The trial of a Gary teen accused of fatally shooting two brothers continued Tuesday as a Lake County jury heard evidence about an armed robbery tied to the shooting.

July 01, 2014 7:30 pm

Ill. congresswoman issues gun violence report

CHICAGO | U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly of Illinois, is recommending tougher federal laws to combat gun violence.

June 30, 2014 1:40 pm

Seven shot in four separate incidents in Gary

GARY | Seven people were wounded, one fatally, in four separate shootings in Gary last weekend, police said.

June 30, 2014 12:30 pm

Few details released about Gary homicide

GARY | Gary police on Monday had little information about a man found dead with a gunshot wound there Sunday morning.

June 30, 2014 11:43 am
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