January 23, 2017-Hammond Police are urging residents to be on the lookout for a suspect in this morning’s homicide and triple shooting. According to a release from Hammond Police Lt. Richard Hoyda “he suspect has been identified as Joseph E. Barner, age 32, of Lynwood, Illinois. The suspect’s vehicle has been located in the 1300 Block of Indiana Street in Hammond. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.” Police urge residents to call 9-1-1 if they see Barner. Barner is considered armed and dangerous and should not be confronted.
All criminal suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Identification of a suspect is not a criminal charge, no charges have been brought in this case.