Man shot to death in Gary was giving friend a ride
by Lori Caldwell firstname.lastname@example.org|648-3258 November 13, 2012 5:32PM
Garrick Troupe | Provided photo~Sun-Times Media
Updated: December 15, 2012 6:21AM
GARY — Darryl Jordan died because he gave a friend a ride, and that friend, frustrated with his girlfriend, broke a glass door window.
Garrick Jerome Troupe, 46, is charged with murder, attempted murder, aggravated battery and battery by means of a deadly weapon in the Thursday morning shooting that killed Jordan, 45, and wounded his friend, Michael Williams, 42.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Troupe, who police say should be considered armed and dangerous. He twice told Detective James Bond he would surrender, but has failed to do so, Bond said.
Sometime late Wednesday or early Thursday last week, Williams argued with his girlfriend and she left their Brunswick home with their daughter.
After learning she was at a girlfriend’s house in the 3100 block of West 19th Place, Williams asked Jordan to drive him there.
Troupe, known as Jerome, answered the door and told Williams his girlfriend wasn’t there.
“He told Jerome that he had just spoken to her on the phone and knew they were there. .... He kicked the bottom of the glass door and it broke,” the probable cause affidavit states.
Bond and Detectives Cpl. Edward Gonzalez and Cpl. James Nielsen spoke to witnesses who said Williams apologized, but Troupe became angry. Williams returned to Jordan’s van, but Troupe followed with a gun, firing into the van.
Williams realized he had been shot, then Jordan said, “I’m shot too,” court records state. Williams drove to the hospital, where Jordan died hours later.