Teen shot after pointing handgun at police
by Lori Caldwell email@example.com July 19, 2012 9:52PM
GARY — A Gary teen who raised a handgun toward police Wednesday night was shot in the arm and later arrested.
Daeshawn Felders, 19, was held under police guard at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago until Thursday afternoon, when he was released and brought to the Public Safety Facility.
He was wounded about 7:15 p.m. as Cpl. Reginald Woods and reserve Tremell Williamson, who were working a security detail for Gary Housing Authority, approached him inside Delaney Community Housing Development.
Felders is on a list of people prohibited from public housing property. Woods and Williamson approached Felders to tell him to leave, but the teen ran from them. During the foot chase, Woods saw Felders had a gun in his hand. When Felders raised the gun, Woods shot him, police spokeswoman Cpl. Gabrielle King wrote in a news release.
Felders continued to run. Police located him at the hospital later Wednesday night.
Lake County Detective Ed Jenkins is investigating Woods’ role in the shooting. An outside agency is usually asked to examine a department shooting for a more objective evaluation.
Detective Cpl Michael Barnes is investigating alleged crimes by Felders Wednesday night. Felders faces charges of criminal trespass, intimidation and carrying a gun without a license.
Two wounded at Tolleston Park
Later Wednesday, two Gary men were wounded in an altercation at Tolleston Park.
Marvell Robinson, 20, and Jonathan Walker, 19, both of the 1000 block of Tyler Street, were at the park when they argued with other men. One showed them a handgun in his waistband and told them they should leave.
As the two men left, they heard shots. Both suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. They called police after they returned home and were taken to the hospital for treatment.
Detective Cpl. James Nielsen is investigating the shootings. Anyone with information can call 881-4754.