3 Charged In NW Indiana Home Invasion
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(CBS) – Three men were charged Friday in connection with a Northwest Indiana home invasion earlier in the week that turned into a police pursuit capped by a fourth suspect’s suicide.
Dominick Fazzini, 23, of Peotone, Ill.; Michael Sprague, 24, of Gary, Ind.; and Jordan Wilkerson, 23 of Chicago were charged with a variety of felony charges stemming from a home invasion and burglary in Porter County, Ind. on Wednesday, authorities said.
The three suspects are being held without bond until a hearing next week, the Porter County Sheriff’s Department said.
Police four men forced their way into a 52-year-old woman’s house, displayed a gun, and severely beat and robbed her. According to Hobart, Ind., police, the suspects stole $2,000 and numerous weapons from inside the home – including an AK-47.
After that, police say as the suspects were taking off, the neighbor who lives down the street – who happens to be a Hammond, Ind., firefighter, got into his car and began chasing them.
The suspects fled west on Route 30 as the neighbor chased them and kept police informed about where they were, police said.
Police say the suspects’ and the neighbor’s cars crashed at Route 30 and Colorado Street in Hobart, Ind.
After the crash, the suspects got out of their car and began firing shots at the neighbor who chased them. He was hit in the hand.
Police say three of the suspects then ran off to a nearby mall, but a fourth first fired shots at police and then committed suicide. He shot and killed himself right off Route 30, and home video showed his body lying on a grassy area.
Police eventually caught up to the other three suspects.
The woman who was robbed was reportedly taken to an area hospital to be treated for injuries suffered when the suspects punched and kicked her.