Michael D. McCualey, 27, is accused of shooting the man May 28 as he walked to his car in East Chicago.
Judge Samuel Cappas ruled the evidence presented during Tahari Watson's three-day trial this week was insufficient for the jury to convict Watson of murder, attempted murder and battery charges.
Jose U. Navarrete, 37, fired the gun so close to his female co-worker's neck, she suffered burn marks when he fired a round through his front windshield, Lake Criminal Court records allege.
Darrian Hill's mother, Corrie Hill, said her son had just received a raise at work and purchased his first vehicle. The defendant robbed him of his future, just as he was starting on the road to adulthood, she said.
The man's homicide marks the fourth homicide this week and the 18th so far this year in Gary, police said.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — One person was killed and 12 others injured in reported drive-by shootings over a 90-minute span Thursday in three cities west of Phoenix, authorities said.
Lucky R. Tyler, 21, could face 15 to 40 years in prison if Lake Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez accepts his plea agreement.
The FBI increased its award total for information helping lead to the arrest of Devontay Davoucci Anderson, a man with Northern Indiana connections, wanted in the shooting death of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams.
Police are investigating the shooting as a domestic assault.
Gary officers located a gunshot victim after responding about 11:30 a.m. to the 4400 block of West 24th Avenue for a report of shots fired, police said.
Police urged anyone with information the suspects or incident to contact Hammond Police Detective Sgt. Jeff Ritter at 219-852-2990 or Detective Sgt. Tony Pinarski at 219-852-2983.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at the Lake County/Gary Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-3855. To remain anonymous, call 866-CRIME-GP.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man has died from his injuries following a mass shooting on a crowded downtown Austin street that left more than a dozen people injured, police said Sunday.
Two were killed and at least 30 hurt in overnight mass shootings in three states, stoking concerns a gun violence spike could continue into the summer.
The suspect had fired shots from an unknown vehicle driving southbound.
The 18-year-old victim underwent several surgeries as a result of her wounds and will need long-term physical therapy, court records state.
Records show Woods initially was charged with the more severe offenses of burglary, robbery resulting in serious bodily injury, and armed robbery for also stealing a package of cookie dough from the shooting victim's home.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When Oregon’s most populous city had a rampant gang problem 30 years ago, Portland detectives were stunned if they found more than a few dozen bullet casings after a shooting. Now, police are recording multiple shootings a week with 50 to 70 shots fired, and in one case more than 150, as gang attacks and retaliatory shootings again spiral into a vicious cycle.
On Wednesday arrest warrants were issued for Jalen Tyrone Robinson, 22, of Hammond, and Lajahnis Ziyar Rosemond, 16, of Gary.