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Two men killed in Gary — one in police-involved shooting —

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Two Gary men were shot dead between 17.5 hours on Tuesday and Wednesday. One was by his SWAT team in the city.

Around 3:00 pm on January 24, a number of 911 calls were hung up from the 1500 block Chase Street residence of the Indiana State Police spokesperson to the Gary Police Dispatch. Glenn Fifield said in his Wednesday release: Police were sent to the residence, and when they arrived, a woman ran from the house, Fifield said.

The woman told officers it was a domestic situation and that there was an armed man in the house, Fifield said after they saw a man with a large weapon. I tried to talk to him, but the man refused and wouldn’t leave the house, so I contacted the hostage/crisis negotiator and Gary SWAT for help.

When the negotiator arrived, Fifield said he tried to talk to the man in vain, but eventually he left the house and got into the car in front with the weapon on his head. When the officer tried to talk to him again, the situation worsened and the officer shot and killed him, Fifield said.

Both the ISP and the Lake County Coroner’s Office identified the man as Edward E. Gant, 43, of 2100 Georgia Street. He died of “multiple gunshot wounds,” a coroner’s statement said.

Gary Police interim chief Jerry Williams called the ISP’s Criminal Investigation Division to investigate the shooting, Fifield said. That investigation is ongoing.

“Public safety is a top priority for the City of Gary and we support the Indiana State Police investigation,” Williams said in a release, adding that the agency “will not be providing further comment on this matter.” Added.

Later, at about 7:41 a.m. on Wednesday, Gary’s police were sent to the 500 block on Chase Street and also received a call that the 500 block of Tunney Place had been shot in connection with a gunshot victim. rice field. release. They found a black man with a gunshot wound at the Chase Street residence, she said.

The man — Doquan Walker, 23, of the 500 block of Chase Street — was pronounced dead at the scene, Westerfield said. He also died from multiple gunshots, according to a coroner’s statement.

Witnesses told officers that the shooter fled on foot, so officers called K9 units and were able to track the location of several subjects of interest at nearby residences, she said.

Gary Metro Homicide is investigating. If you have additional information, please call 219-755-3855 or the Criminal Information Line at 866-CRIME-GP. Westerfield said additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Michelle L. Quinn is a freelance reporter for the Post-Tribune.

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