Law and Order Gary
April 25, 2013 4:16PM
Teen shot in her new SUV
A 19-year-old Glen Park woman was shot Wednesday night as she rode in an SUV she had recently purchased.
Detective James Bond said the suspects in a tan or gold Buick Roadmaster may have mistaken the occupants of the victim’s car as the prior owners.
D’Erica Williams told police she was riding in the SUV on Georgia Street near 30th Avenue when the Buick pulled alongside and someone fired shots into her vehicle, striking her.
Her boyfriend drove her to the Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus, where she was treated.
Bond is investigating the shooting. Anyone with information can call him at 881-4751.
Man robbed by person with gun
Davon C. Cooper was robbed at gunpoint about 12:16 a.m. Thursday near his home in the 3500 block of Maryland Street, police said.
Cooper, 25, said two black men between the ages of 20 and 25 years old, took his wallet while pointing a gun at him.
Detective Cpl. James Nielsen is investigating the robbery. Anyone with information can call him at 881-4754.
Walking on street draws attention
Two Gary men seen walking on W. 5th Avenue instead of using the sidewalk were stopped by members of the Crime Suppression Unity Wednesday night.
Patrolmen Kevin Campbell and Jeston Walker arrested David McNeil, 25, and Jeremy Green, 22. Green had a warrant for Gary City Court and police found McNeil possessed both crack and powder cocaine.
Teen gets six years for robbery
Lake Superior Court Judge Clarence Murray sentenced an 18-year-old Gary man on Thursday to six years for robbery.
Jacquan Strong, who has a 2011 robbery conviction for a Hobart carjacking case, was ordered to serve five years in prison, followed by one year on probation.
Strong and co-defendant Lavara D. Blanchard, 27, of Gary, robbed a woman who was giving a ride to an individual who introduced Blanchard and Strong to her. On July 24, while the woman was driving near 19th Avenue and Harrison street in Gary, Strong pulled a gun and forced the woman to hand over her purse and cell phone.
Meanwhile, Strong has a petition to revoke his probation in the earlier case is pending before Lake Superior Court Judge Diane Ross Boswell. He was sentenced in May 2011 to five years, with two years of his sentence suspended and ordered served on probation. His next hearing is Tuesday.
Blanchard was sentenced Monday to six years in prison.