Gary police ready for retaliation after gang-related shooting
by Lori Caldwell firstname.lastname@example.org|648-3258 September 12, 2012 5:06PM
Updated: October 15, 2012 9:29AM
GARY — Police were poised for retaliation Wednesday afternoon, one day after two gang members were wounded, apparently by rivals.
With members of the Crime Suppression Unit patrolling near Lew Wallace High School as class ended, no incidents were immediately reported.
But on Tuesday, Demetri Russell, 18, a resident of the Dorie Miller Housing Development, and Devon Brown, 19, a Glen Park resident, were wounded about 5 p.m. as they walked near 45th Avenue and Delaware Street.
Witnesses said they heard shots, and police received reports of two gunshot victims.
Russell was shot in the arm and Brown was struck in the chest. Brown was found outside 4581 Massachusetts St. He is a Wallace student who pleaded guilty in June after he was charged with attempted aggravated battery and resisting law enforcement in 2011.
Russell, who was hospitalized, will be moved to Lake County Jail when he recovers.
He was charged in May with burglary. Juveniles allegedly served as look-outs while he climbed in a window of the victim’s home in January.
Russell was shot in the face less than two years ago at a confrontation at 45th Avenue and Harrison Street, just a few blocks from his home.
Detective Lorenzo Davis is investigating the double shooting. Anyone with information can call him at 881-4738.