Surveillance image of Angel Zamot

Angel Zamot, 22, is accused of accused of shooting Jacque Anderson, 28, of Gary, in the chest about 3 p.m. July 5 outside of a GoLo gas station in the 1400 block of Carroll Street.

Surveillance footage showed Zamot, who is currently homeless, at the scene of the murder in East Chicago's Roxanna section.

EAST CHICAGO — An anonymous tip that a man gunned down his co-worker over marijuana led police to a 22-year-old suspect, who was charged Monday with murder in the July 5 slaying outside a gas station in East Chicago's Roxanna neighborhood, according to court records.

Angel Zamot, who is believed to be homeless, is accused of shooting Jacque Anderson, 28, of Gary, three to four times in the chest, side and leg at the GoLo gas station in the 1400 block of Carroll Street.

The Lake County Sheriff's Warrants Division arrested Zamot about 9 a.m. Tuesday in the 4500 block Massachusetts Street in Gary, department spokeswoman Pamela Jones said. Zamot is being held without bail at the Lake County Jail. 

Defense attorney Darnail Lyles said he had not yet reviewed the charges and declined further comment.

Several witnesses identified Zamot as the suspect seen in surveillance videos from the area of the shooting, Lake Criminal Court records state.

Police received an anonymous tip identifying Zamot as the suspect days after releasing surveillance images. The caller said Zamot and Anderson worked together at a McDonald's and Zamot killed Anderson because Anderson was buying marijuana from Zamot, court records state.

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Investigators learned Zamot and Anderson were both employed at the McDonald's off Mississippi Street in Hobart, but that Zamot had recently been fired, according to court records.

A surveillance video showed Anderson sitting inside his car "as though he were waiting for someone." After a few minutes, a man approached Anderson and appeared to be taking a gun from his waistband, records said.

The two men talked for several minutes, and Anderson opened and closed his car door several times. Anderson then fell from his car as Zamot ran back down an alley in the 5600 block of Walsh Avenue, records allege.

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Olivia is the morning cops/breaking news reporter at The Times. She spends her time monitoring traffic and weather reports, scanning crime logs and reading court documents. The Idaho native and University of Idaho grad has been with The Times since 2019.