November 23, 2017-Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey says a Gary man’s death last night is being investigated as a homicide. Few details were released regarding the death of 20 year old Jaymel D. Patterson. According to a report from Coroner Frey, investigators were called to the 800 block of E. 45th at 11:06 p.m. on November 22, 2017. Patterson was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:30 p.m. Injuries were listed as “pending” but the manner of death was listed as homicide. The Lake County Metro Homicide Unit is investigating.
Gary Police have not yet issued a statement on the incident. We will update this when additional information becomes available.