CROWN POINT — Police allege two men charged last month in the shooting of a retired Gary police captain robbed a teenager at gunpoint the same night as the captain's shooting.
Cameron J. Briscoe, Kevon J. Dixon and Tarence M. Smith were each charged Monday in Lake Criminal Court with armed robbery on allegations they robbed a 17-year-old boy at gunpoint the night of Feb. 21 near the 4400 block of Jefferson Street, according to a probable cause affidavit.
The men allegedly stole the boy's necklace, shoes, cellphone, cash and food, the affidavit states.
Briscoe and Dixon, both 19, were previously charged in the shooting of retired police Capt. Charles Austin on Feb. 21 at the captain's home in the 4100 block of Jackson Street.
Police allege in that incident, the two men and a third co-defendant, Fo'tre D. White, forced entry at about 11:40 p.m. into Austin's home, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Austin, 65, confronted the men and was shot in the stomach, the affidavit states.
The men fled the scene, but a K-9 unit tracked a blood trail to a residence in the 200 block of West 41st Avenue, where White and Briscoe were located, the affidavit states.
White, 20, was transported to the hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound to the wrist, the affidavit states.
Briscoe and White both admitted in statements to police they entered Austin's residence, which they said they thought was abandoned, according to an affidavit.
Austin was treated for the gunshot wound at a hospital, according to police.