Three shot, one killed, in Gary’s Ambridge area
By Lori Caldwell firstname.lastname@example.org|648-3258 May 9, 2012 10:14AM
Ryan Davis, Gary homicide victim. May 9, 2012
Updated: June 11, 2012 10:13AM
GARY — Gunmen ambushed three friends late Tuesday night, killing one and wounding the others, one critically.
Two of the victims lived in apartments on the north side of West 5th Avenue near Hayes Street, where they were standing outside with several women when the shooting began.
Ryan L. Davis was found dead about 11:35 p.m. He is the second homicide victim this week, bringing the city’s total for the year to 14 violent deaths.
Cpl. Greg Wolf was the first to respond to reports of gunfire in the area, police spokesperson Cpl. Gabrielle King said. He found Davis who was already dead and another man, Terrell Parker, 23, with a gunshot wound to his chest. Parker was listed in critical condition Wednesday.
As police began to process the scene, a third man approached officers. Maurice Green, 18, of Killeen, Texas, said he had been standing outside in the crowd of people when he heard someone say, “Get him,” and then heard gunfire. Green, shot in the thigh and foot, left the area and returned when police arrived, King said.
While police and Lake County crime scene detectives collected evidence, a cousin of the victim tried to rush past the police tape more than once and struggled as officers restrained her. She grabbed Sgt. Dawn Westerfield and told her, “Don’t touch me,” adding a derogatory name, the arrest report states.
Carlina Ross, 28, pleaded not guilty in Gary City Court Wednesday to resisting law enforcement, battery on law enforcement, public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
“I do take responsibility, I was full of emotion,” Ross told Judge Deidre Monroe. When the judge asked her how much bond money she could post, Ross replied, “I don’t have anything, I don’t think I should have to.”
Ross, of Evansville, said she was in Gary for a one-year observance of her father’s death. She asked the judge to release her.
“I walked up and saw my little cousin dead on the street,” she said. Monroe took the request under advisement.
Detective Lorenzo Davis is investigating the incident. Anyone with information can call him at 881-4738.