Gary Police Seek Information Regarding Overnight Homicide in Oak Knolls

“Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Detective Jeff Minchuk of the Lake County/ Gary Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-3855 or the Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP.”

May 8, 2017-Gary Police are asking the public for information regarding a homicide which occurred just after 1 am in the Oak Knolls apartment complex. According to a release from Lt. Dawn Westerfield, police were called to the 4300 block of west 24th Court at approximately 1:17 a.m. today. Police were advised that residents heard shots fired. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male with gunshot wounds. According to Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey, Coroner Investigators were called to the scene at 1:38 a.m. A 20 year old African-American male was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the report, the man has not yet been identified. Gun shot wounds were noted and the case is being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Detective Jeff Minchuk of the Lake County/ Gary Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-3855 or the Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP.

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