May 19, 2018-A police source has confirmed that one of the suspects in this morning’s shooting incident in has been released without charges. The incident occurred outside a popular Highland nightclub at closing time. A Gary Police Officer was treated and released after being shot and East Chicago Officer David Aguilar was transported to Christ Advocate Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Officer Aguilera is awake and alert according to a source close to the family.
Charges are pending against the other suspect and his name is being withheld pending charges. Suspects can only be held for 48 hours before charges are filed. Both suspects were arrested almost immediately after the shooting according to Commander John Banasiak of the Highland Police Department. An officer driving in the area heard the shots and police were on scene within seconds of the shooting. The Gazette will continue to update you on this important story as additional information becomes available.