Joshua Cornelison, 37, of Michigan City, is accused of killing Aaron Luncsford, 39, and wounding a 43-year-old Michigan City resident in two shootings July 13.
Mayor Duane Parry’s prerecorded State of the City Address was long on praise for the city but didn’t shy away from discussing some of the challenges the city faces.
"This 'No Snitch Culture' has to stop," Michigan City Police Chief Dion Campbell said. "On the heels of a Town Hall meeting designed to find solutions, this incident is disheartening to say the least. Our condolences to the family of the deceased."
Councilwoman Dalia Zygas, D-At-Large, he proposed ordinance is a response to residents asking last fall, “How can we ensure we enjoy the summer as well?”
"He thought that he hung up the phone," James Lane, pastor at the local Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church said. "It was a hot mic situation."
Police Chief Dion Campbell said his department is in dire need of new squads and is asking the City Council to approve leasing 10 vehicles.
The department said it responded to a total of 387 "shots fired" calls last year, compared to 271 in 201
A convicted felon was arrested after he was caught with a firearm during a traffic stop in Michigan City.
A 15-year-old boy has been identified as a suspect and the Fugitive Apprehension Street Team is searching for him, police said.
Region officials denounced the tragic death of George Floyd as protests and national unrest fomented elsewhere in the country over the slaying of the man by police in Minnesota.
Police are seeking help finding out who is responsible for a shooting at Washington Park that left a 17-year-old male and 25-year-old woman injured.
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