CROWN POINT — A woman seen in surveillance images released the day of a homicide at a Gary gas station told police she warned her boyfriend he would get caught and she didn't want to live on the run, according to recently unsealed court records.
Lamar Showers, 21, of Gary, was charged with murder April 20, just days after the April 17 homicide of Darrian D. Hill, 19, at the Save gas station in the 4800 block of Broadway.
The case was unsealed after Showers' arrest last week in Cairo, Illinois.
The woman told police Showers argued with Hill at the gas station and retrieved a gun from the silver SUV they were driving, Lake Criminal Court records said.
The woman attempted to pull Showers away, and Hill turned and began to walk into the gas station as Showers shot him, court records allege.
Police arrived and found Hill unresponsive on the gas station floor with a pool of blood near his head, according to court records. A bystander unsuccessfully attempted to perform CPR.
The woman told police she heard gunshots but did not see Showers shoot Hill. She and Showers left in the SUV, records said.
The woman later saw a news story about the homicide and asked Showers what happened, but he refused to explain, according to records.
The woman claimed she told Showers he should go to the police, but he refused.
Hill's family told police another person also passed along information identifying Showers as a suspect, court records said.
Not guilty pleas were entered on Showers' behalf during an initial hearing Monday. His formal appearance is set for Monday.