Older brother shoots 8-year-old in Gary
Post-Tribune staff reports September 20, 2013 5:30PM
Updated: October 22, 2013 6:09AM
Older brother shoots 8-year-old
An 8-year-old Brunswick boy was shot in the shoulder Thursday afternoon when his older brother pulled the trigger on a handgun he thought was a toy, police spokeswoman Cpl. Gabrielle King said.
The brothers, ages 11 and 8 years old, live in the 200 block of Hanley Street. They were sent to a neighbor’s house to pick up something for their mother about 3:15 p.m. They were inside when the older brother saw a gun and thought it was a toy. He fired, striking his brother in the shoulder.
The neighbor was outside at the time of the shooting, but drove the child to St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago for treatment.
Detective Cpl. James Nielsen is investigating the apparently accidental shooting.
Man robbed at
gunpoint in Glen Park
Jamel Tinner, 22, told police he was robbed at gunpoint late Thursday night near Ridge Road and Broadway in Glen Park.
Tinner, a Midtown resident, said he was just east of Broadway about 8:30 p.m. when a black man wearing all black clothing and carrying a black handgun approached and said, “Gimme everything or I will shoot you,” police spokeswoman Cpl. Gabrielle King said.
The robber ran east with Tinner’s cell phone and cash.
120 mph motorcycle chase ends in arrest
A Merrillville man who fled from police on his motorcycle bonded out of Lake County Jail hours after he was arrested where the pursuit ended on Interstate 94 at Cline Avenue.
Dillon Meadows, 22, of 6622 Taft St., was arrested on charges of felony fleeing law enforcement, criminal recklessness, driving without a valid license and reckless driving. He posted $1,000 bail and was released Tuesday, court records show.
Patrolman Jesse Vargas saw four motorcycles speeding at Ridge Road and Chase Street Monday night and signaled for them to stop.
Meadows sped away, almost striking the squad car. Vargas began the chase, joined by Gary officers, who sped west on the Borman from Grant Street. Meadows stopped once but took off again when Vargas approached him.
The chase reached speeds of 120 mph, but ended when Meadows pulled to the side of the road. He struggled with officers and was struck more than once with a stun gun before he was handcuffed, the police report states.