Hammond Police Perform Well Being Check, Walk Into Homicide

Hammond Police responded to the 7100 block of Birch in Hammond this morning and found a man deceased from an apparent gunshot wound
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December 11, 2017-Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey has confirmed that Hammond Police are investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning. According to the release, Coroner Investigators were called to the 7100 block of Birch at approximately 9:53 a.m. Upon arrival, investigators discovered that 54 year old John Horvat of that address was deceased. The report states that Horvat suffered a gunshot wound and the case is being investigated as a homicide.

Hammond Police have not yet issued a statement on the incident. We will update this story as additional information becomes available.

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