Law and Order Gary
March 21, 2013 4:46PM
Updated: April 23, 2013 2:15PM
Probation for barber shop shoooting
A Gary man was sentenced to four years on probation for battery in a shooting that wounded a man in 2011 at a Calumet Township barber shop.
John E. Reddix Jr., 30, admitted he shot Edward Kelly in the forearm, knee and abdomen on Nov. 21, 2011. The shooting occurred at the Midwest Fadez Barber Shop, 4451 Cleveland St.
Lake Superior Court Judge Clarence Murray imposed the sentence outlined in the plea agreement, which requires Reddix to pay $1,500 in restitution to the victim. The judge also ordered Reddix to perform 100 hours of community service, complete anger management counseling and drug treatment and be employed.
Reddix had been charged with attempted murder, which is punishable by a sentence of 20 to 50 years, and aggravated battery, which is punishable by six to 20 years. Those charges were dismissed under terms of the plea agreement.