One arrest made in Jefferson Avenue shooting


The LaPorte City Police Department announced that an arrest has been made in connection with Saturday night’s shooting in the 1400 block of Jefferson Ave.

His/her identity was not given.

The police released early this afternoon the following statement:

“On 3/28/20 at approximately 6:57 pm, La Porte City Officers were dispatched to the 1400 Block of Jefferson Ave. in reference to reports of shots fired.  Upon arrival, Officers encountered two victims, both sustaining gunshot wounds.  Both victims were immediately transported to the La Porte Hospital. Once victim passed away at the hospital from his injuries and the other victim is currently in stable condition at the La Porte hospital.

“A suspect was taken into custody that same night and has been charged accordingly.  At this time there is no immediate threat to the community and it appears this was an isolated incident.  The La Porte City Police would like to thank the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police for their assistance in this case.

“The La Porte City Police is asking that no one speculate on the circumstances surrounding the shooting and that further details will be released when they can be as to not compromise the integrity of the case.

“Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact Chief Of Detectives, Sergeant Jim Ferguson at 219-362-9446 Ext. 202 or by email at

Arrests and criminal charges are mere accusations. Every person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.”

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