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Gary man killed in domestic dispute

Updated: September 12, 2013 6:51AM



GARY — A 36-year-old Gary man was shot to death early Saturday during an apparent domestic dispute involving a woman who was taken into custody.

James Proctor, of the 600 block of Vermont Street, was pronounced dead at 3:15 a.m. at 1807 E. 20th Ave., a news release from the Lake County coroner states. He had been shot five times, the release states.

Proctor is a former resident of Dorie Miller Housing Development who lived near the scene where he was shot.

Police arrested a 33-year-old woman who lives at the home where Proctor was killed. Detectives Cpl. Edward Gonzalez, Cpl. Jeff Hornyak and Simon Lillie are investigating the homicide. Lillie said the case would be presented to the prosecutor’s office early this week.

Gary officers conducted a warrant sweep Friday through Dorie Miller Housing Development where Proctor was killed.

Gary Housing Authority worker Phillip Newson, 64, was shot in the neck Wednesday as he prepared to replace a blower motor in a unit on 21st Avenue. Investigators said they were waiting for Newson to undergo surgery to remove the bullet before they would know what kind of weapon was used. Witnesses said an occupant of a passing car fired at Newson then fled the scene.

Proctor is the 34th homicide of the year in Gary, compared to 27 at this time in 2012.



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