Law and Order: Gary man shot in head in critical condition
October 25, 2013 11:34PM
Updated: November 27, 2013 6:07AM
Man shot in head listed as critical
A 34-year-old Gary man was critically wounded early Friday outside a gas station at the northeast corner of 21st Avenue and Virginia Street, police said.
The victim’s name has not been released because police have not located his family, Lt. Del Stout said.
Patrolman April Brown was the first to arrive at the scene about 12:15 a.m. and found the shooting victim on the ground and bleeding.
He was taken to the Methodists Hospitals Northlake campus, but later flown to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill., where he was in critical condition.
Detectives Sgt. Edward Jenkins and Daryl Gordon are investigating. Anyone with information can call them at 881-4746.
Drunk man sent to jail
after being uncooperative
An drunk, unruly man who didn’t want to leave a friend’s home ended up in jail after he became uncooperative with a police officer who had given him a courtesy ride.
James Holmquist, 51, was charged with battery on law enforcement, disorderly conduct, resisting law enforcement and public intoxication.
The incident began when a Miller man called police to say Holmquist, who is homeless, was drunk and verbally abusive and wouldn’t leave the man’s home. Patrolman Donte Manuel offered to drive Holmquist to the police station where he could be safe and warm and the man agreed. Manuel told Holmquist he would have to behave appropriately and he agreed. But when they arrived at the Public Safety Facility, Holmquist wouldn’t get out of the squad car and began struggling with Manuel, who complained of pain to his knee and shoulder later.