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Accused shooter surrenders to Gary Police

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The Gary man who Portage Police suspect of being the shooter in what the PPD is calling a murder-for-hire scheme surrendered himself on Wednesday to Gary Police.

Dontaye Singletary, 20, turned himself in at the GPD around 5 p.m.

“It is believed that the continuous combined efforts of the Portage Police, Gary Police, Indiana State Police, and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force forced Mr. Singletary to turn himself in,” Portage PD said in a statement released late on Wednesday. “Officers put in numerous hours of investigation and surveillance, which showed Mr. Singletary the level of commitment the officers had to bring him to justice for the heinous crime he committed.”

Singletary was to be held at the Porter County Jail on no bond, Portage PD added.

Singletary is accused of shooting Carl Griffith Sr. to death outside his home in the 2700 block of Locust Street on Nov. 1.

Sheaurice D. Major, 42, of 5236 Mulberry Ave., Apt. B-3—the estranged wife of Griffith’s employer, the owner of Affordable Towing—is accused of hiring Singletary, for $200, to harm Griffith.

Singletary and Major are both charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.


Posted 11/15/2012