Man Arrested for Shooting AR-!5 in Air; Bullet Found in Office Worker’s Calculator

Hammond Indiana Police Chief John Doughty urges everyone to “Take notice of these
incidents. We are all potential victims of these absurd actions. The events of this
past weekend where a 13-year-old boy was struck by a falling bullet, should make us
all realize just how dangerous discharging firearms into the air can be. The young
man remains in critical condition and we are doing everything in our means to stop
this senseless behavior.”


July 6, 2017-Hammond Police Lt. Steven Kellogg says a man was arrested after police saw muzzle flash and determined that he had fired an AR-15 rifle into the air on July 4, 2017. According to the statement, “Officers patrolling in the 400 block of Detroit Street observed muzzle flashes from a firearm in the area and located a male who fired the weapons into the air. An AR15 . . . rifle and a semi-automatic handgun were confiscated and formal charges are pending against the 46-year-old male.”

Police Chief John Doughty urged residents to “take notice of these incidents.” Doughty went on to state “we are all potential victims. The events of this past weekend where a 13 year old boy was struck by a falling bullet, should make us all realize just how dangerous discharging firearms into the air can be. The young man remains in critical condition and we are doing everything in our means to stop this senseless behavior.”

In yet another incident, an employee of a local business found a bullet in her calculator on her desk. According to the statement in that incident, “Hammond Police Department responded to the Cargill Corporation at 1100 Indianapolis Blvd on Monday after receiving a call about a bullet that was found inside of an office worker’s cubicle. Upon investigating, a Hammond Evidence technician found that the bullet came into the building through the roof from the outside, through insulation and a ceiling tile and struck a calculator sitting on a desk finally falling to the floor. the photo, above, depicts that bullet on the employee’s desk.

ach of these cases are under investigation by Hammond Detectives and anyone with information can call the Hammond
Police Detective Bureau at (219) 852-2906.

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