Chesterton Tribune


Portage man shot to death at his home

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A Portage man was shot to death Thursday at his residence in the 2700 block of Locust Street.

Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris identified the victim as Carl Griffith Sr., 72.

PPD Sgt. Keith Hughes told the Chesterton Tribune today that officers found Griffith in the front yard of his home, after Griffith’s son reported shots being fired.

CPR was conducted on Griffith at the scene and he was then transported to an unspecified hospital, where he died sometime later.

Hughes was unable to provide more information this morning except to say that detectives spent the night interviewing Griffith’s family and friends.

Harris, for his part, said that Griffith was shot multiple times with an unknown firearm. A forensic autopsy was pending.

The investigation is ongoing.



Posted 11/2/2012