PORTAGE — A dispute over money resulted in a Portage resident stabbing a Lake Station man in the back and then being fatally shot in return, according to police.
The deceased, who was identified Monday morning as Jamie Vincent, 35, was found by police about 8 p.m. Sunday lying at the front edge of the driveway at his home in the 2500 block of Dombey Road, Portage Police Chief Troy Williams said.
The Lake Station man, whom The Times is not identifying because no charges have been filed yet against him, underwent surgery Sunday night and is in stable condition, Williams said.
Vincent's 15-year-old son, who was shot in the right hand during the incident, was treated for his injuries and released, police said. The boy will require an operation for his injury.
Williams said the Lake Station man went to Vincent's house Sunday night at Vincent's request "to settle up on an outstanding monetary debt." The two had been related through marriage at one time, police said.
A fight ensued, during which time Vincent stabbed the other man, who shot him in return, Williams said.
Vincent's son "caught a stray round to his right hand," police said.
Vincent died at the scene, and an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, Williams said.
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Police were notified of the incident at 7:51 p.m. Sunday through calls from the injured youth, the Lake Station man and from neighbors hearing multiple gunshots, police said.
The injured Lake Station man was standing outside his truck at the residence when police arrived.
Both Vincent and the Lake Station man were taken separately to Northlake Methodist Hospital in Gary. A handgun and knife were recovered from the scene.
"This was an isolated incident involving subjects who knew each other," Williams said.
When the investigation is complete, the results will be forwarded to the county prosecutor's office for review.