Updated: July 12, 2014 2:02AM
An offer of a $10,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the shooting death of Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield last weekend has turned up several leads, Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said Friday.
Police are investigating the leads, he said, although they still have a person of interest in custody.
The reward was offered Wednesday afternoon.
Westerfield, who was sitting in his squad car in the area of 26h Avenue and Van Buren Place, was found shot in the head Sunday just before 6 a.m. by a passer-by who noticed he was not responsive.
His death sparked a manhunt as law enforcement from across the region descended on the area Sunday. Police eventually took into custody three men, including the person of interest, from a house in the 2600 block of Jackson Street later that afternoon.
The person of interest had been shot in the leg at some point, Buncich said at the time, and was taken to Methodist Hospitals Southlake. No charges have been filed as of Friday afternoon, though.
Buncich said the case is still under investigation.
A wake for Westerfield will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Genesis Center in Gary. His funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at the Genesis Center with burial to follow at Chapel Lawn in Schererville.