Gary police seek help with unsolved homicides
Post-Tribune staff report September 13, 2013 5:50PM
Drawing prepared by Indiana State Police of a suspect in the July 11 shooting death of Anthony Green Jr., 24, killed while he was outside Chicago Style Polish in Gary, where he worked. | Photo provided
Updated: October 15, 2013 7:28AM
GARY — Detective Lorenzo Davis located witnesses in two homicides who saw the shooters and can identify them as suspects.
“I could arrest them but I don’t know who they are,” Davis said.
In both cases, “these are truly innocent victims,” he added.
Davis released a surveillance photo of a suspect in the June 10 shooting death of Donald McHenry and a composite sketch of the man who shot Anthony Green Jr. outside his family business July 11. The veteran detective hopes someone will recognize them and provide names to accompany witness statements.
McHenry, 56, was walking near 11th Avenue at Connecticut Street, just a few blocks east of Broadway, when he was confronted by two men late that night. He died from a gunshot wound to the face.
By comparing a description obtained from witnesses to surveillance photos from a nearby business, Davis obtained a photo of one of the men. He is described as a black man, 5-feet-9-inches to 5-feet-11-inches tall, with a slender build. His hair was styled in dreadlocks and he was wearing all-black clothing. The second suspect was not caught on camera, but was wearing a gray sweatsuit, Davis said.
Witnesses confirmed the surveillance photo is the person they saw shoot McHenry.
Green was outside the family-owned business on 53rd Avenue just west of Broadway about 5 p.m. July 11 when a man walked up and shot him as several of the victim’s relatives stood and watched. Indiana State Police prepared a sketch from witness information.
“Any one who can help, it would be appreciated,” Davis said. “Someone knows who these men are, and we need to hear from them to help solve these cases for the families.”
Anyone with information can call Davis at 881-4738.