Sue Marie contributed to this report
December 7, 2017-Gary Police are investigating after a man was found shot to death near 15th and Porter Street Early this morning. According to a release from Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey, investigators were called to 1500 Porter St, Gary at 12:34 a.m. Upon arrival, investigators pronounced an unidentified black male deceased at the scene. Gunshot wounds were noted and the case is being investigated as a homicide. According to information derived from the scanner, Gary Police were called to the area at 12:18 a.m. for a report of a vehicle that struck a tree. Upon investigation, officers learned that the driver had been shot. According to a source, further investigation revealed that a shooting occurred at 15th and Clark Road. Officers were able to obtain a description of a dark, 4 door sedan with the back hubcap missing. Officers searched the area unsuccessfully.
UPDATE: Gary Police Lt. Dawn Westerfield confirmed that officers responded to a crash at 15th and Porter street at approximately 12:15 a.m. “Upon arrival of medics and officers a male was discovered in the vehicle
with gun shot wounds. The male showed no signs of life and was later declared deceased on scene by the Lake County Coroner’s office.”
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Detective Corporal James Bond of the Lake County/Gary Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-3855 or the Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP.