Skip to main contentSkip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
breaking top story urgent

Region woman shoots, kills home intruder Friday morning, police say

  • Updated
  • 0
Gary crime stock

A 36-year-old man was shot dead early Friday by a resident after allegedly breaking into her home in the 200 block of Roosevelt Street, Gary police Lt. Dawn Westerfield said.

GARY — A 36-year-old man was shot dead early Friday by a resident after allegedly breaking into her home in the 200 block of Roosevelt Street, Gary police Lt. Dawn Westerfield said.

Police said they were contacted around 5:10 a.m. with a report of a man attempting to break into the residence of a 56-year-old woman.

"While officers were enroute they were updated that the suspect had made entry into the residence by breaking out the window," Westerfield said. "

The female resident stated she had discharged her firearm but was unsure if she had struck the male."

Officers arrived and found the man in question in the front of the residence with apparent gunshot wounds, she said.

The man, who was not identified by police, was later declared dead by the Lake County Corner's Office.

"The incident will go through a full investigation by the Metro Homicide Unit," Westerfield said.

0 Comments
7
1
3
0
1

Sign up for our Crime & Courts newsletter

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Porter/LaPorte County Courts and Social Justice Reporter

Bob is a 23-year veteran of The Times. He covers county government and courts in Porter County, federal courts, police news and regional issues. He also created the Vegan in the Region blog, is an Indiana University grad and lifelong region resident.

Related to this story

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

News Alerts

Breaking News

Crime

Entertainment & Dining

Latest News

Local Sports

NWI Prep Sport News

Weather Alerts