Generic crime logo

GARY — A 57-year-old man was found dead late Thursday in the city's East Glen Park section, officials said.

James D. Franklin, of Gary, died from a gunshot wound in a homicide, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

Gary police were dispatched about 10:45 p.m. to the 4200 block of Kentucky Street for a report of shots fired, Lt. Dawn Westerfield said.

You have free articles remaining.

Become a Member

Keep reading for FREE!
Enjoy more articles by signing up or logging in. No credit card required.

Officers arrived and found a man in the street with gunshot wounds.

Franklin was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:50 p.m., a coroner's release said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lake County/Gary Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-3855. To remain anonymous, call 866-CRIME-GP.

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.

Lake County Courts and Social Justice Reporter

Sarah covers crime, federal courts and breaking news for The Times. She joined the paper in 2004 after graduating from Purdue University Calumet.