An Indiana State
Police trooper who lives in Merrillville found his police car, personal car,
and home had been damaged by gunfire this morning, the ISP is reporting.
According to the
ISP, at 4:19 a.m. the trooper was awakened by what he thought were gunshots
but saw nothing on looking out the window of his home on Harrison Street. On
leaving, however, later in the morning, he discovered a bullet hole in his
personal vehicle, another in his 2014 Dodge Charger squad car--both holes in
the front passenger’s side--and a further hole in his home, caused
apparently by a bullet ricocheting off the squad car.
investigation showed that a neighbor letting his dog out at the above time
heard multiple shots being fired and that concerned citizens had also called
Lake County radio dispatch with the same information,” the ISP said. “It
appears to be a drive-by shooting with a semi-automatic weapon. A bullet was
Neither the trooper
nor any member of his family nor any neighbors were injured, the ISP said.
information on the incident is asked to call Det. Brian McCall at (219)
696-6242. Tips may be made anonymously.