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Law & Order: Felony charges filed in Gary shooting

Updated: March 13, 2014 6:36AM



GARY

Felony charges filed in shooting

A Gary man arrested hours after a daytime shooting in Midtown on Sunday has been charged with five felonies, including attempted murder, armed robbery resulting in serious bodily injury and aggravated battery.

Arnell Davis Jr., 18, of 1425 Mississippi St., is in custody at Lake County Jail on $80,000 bail.

The victim, Richard Hawkins, 19, was shot several times and found lying on 25th Avenue near Madison Street about 10 a.m. He has a bullet lodged near his spine and has had a kidney and part of his colon removed because of damage from the shooting, the probable cause affidavit states.

Hawkins’ brother told Detective Cpl. Michael Barnes that the victim went to 2425 Madison St., a vacant home where Davis used to live, to buy a gun from Davis. Instead, the victim was robbed and shot. Hawkins ran from the scene south toward Fire Station 4, and collapsed in the road where Patrolmen Kwata Osborne and LaRia Crews found him.

Police say the investigation into the shooting continues because they believe other suspects are involved.

Stabbing victim treated for injuries

A Brunswick man told police he was stabbed and beaten Monday by two men who accosted him as he was walking near his home between 6 and 7 a.m., police said.

Paul Weatherspoon, 31, told Patrolman LaRia Crews he was on Burr Street between 3rd and 4th avenues when one of the two assailants started hitting him and the other stabbed him.

Weatherspoon was taken to St. Catherine Hospital for treatment of injuries.

Owner pursues man in car theft

Lake County police apprehended an alleged car thief after he crashed the stolen Pontiac in a ditch Feb. 1.

Antoine Dupree, 40, also known as Antione N. Dupree, of 2452 Maryland St., is charged with auto theft and theft.

The victim told Detective Cpl. William Clouse he was at a gas station at 49th Avenue and Broadway and went inside to pay for gas for his wife’s car, which was also at the station. As he left the building, he saw his Pontiac G6 leaving the pump area and began chasing the vehicle in his wife’s car.

The car thief crashed near 40th Avenue and Grant Street and jumped out and ran, but the victim was able to provide a description of the suspect, who was apprehended by Lake County police. The victim’s wallet and car keys were missing and have not been recovered, the probable cause affidavit states.



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