February 18, 2018-According to a report from Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey, a Merrillville man was shot multiple times resulting in his death. Coroner Investigators were called to Franciscan Hospital in Crown Point at 11:34 on February 17 according to the report. Upon arrival, Investigators pronounced 38 year old Jerome Wilderness of the 2400 block of west 85th Lane dead. Wilderness was found to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The incident was reported to have taken place at 1200 W. 97th Place, Crown Point, Indiana. According to records maintained by Lake County Assessor Jerome Prince, the property in Crown Point is owned by Wilderness and his wife. The case is being investigated as a homicide by the Crown Point Police Department according to the report.
The Gazette has not yet received a report from the Crown Point Police Department. This story will bue updated as additional information becomes available.