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ISP: Drive by shots fired at trooper's home

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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.

“Further 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 recovered.”

Neither the trooper nor any member of his family nor any neighbors were injured, the ISP said.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Det. Brian McCall at (219) 696-6242. Tips may be made anonymously.



Posted 2/7/2018




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