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GARY — A 21-year-old man died in a homicide early Tuesday, police say. 

Damarius Carr, of Gary, was gunned down just after 2 a.m. in the 1200 block of Johnson Street near 12th Avenue in Gary — about two miles from his home on Jefferson Street.

An unidentified party took Carr to Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus in Gary, where the coroner pronounced him dead at 2:29 a.m. 

Gary police Lt. Dawn Westerfield said the investigation is ongoing and additional information is not available at this time. 

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.

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Morning Cops/Breaking News Reporter

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.