GARY, Ind. (STMW) — As she slashed and cut a 30-year-old Crown Point woman with a machete, onlookers shouted for Endia Rivera to stop, saying she would kill the victim.
“That’s my intentions. I’m going to kill this —–,” Rivera responded, court records state.
Rivera, 28, of Merrillville, was charged Wednesday with attempted murder, aggravated battery and two more felony counts for the June 11 incident in Gary’s Glen Park section.
The victim, Angela Carrier, told Detective Cpl. Jeffery Hornyak that she was walking near 45th Avenue and Georgia Street about noon when she saw Endia, “who she has known for several years but only by her first name,” ride up to her in a car. Rivera yelled, “Why can’t you stop and talk to me,” the probable cause affidavit states.
Carrier said she thought Rivera was reaching into the car to grab her purse, but instead held a machete and “was so close to her that all she could do is put up her arm.”
Rivera then started to swing the machete, shouting for Carrier to stop looking at her men, the affidavit states. Carrier fell to the ground and tried to cover herself as others yelled at Rivera to stop.
The victim was taken to the Methodist Hospitals Southlake campus with several deep cuts to her arms, head, hands, back and shoulder. “She is suffering from blood clots, severe blood loss, permanent loss of use of her right shoulder and they may have to amputate her left index finger,” the affidavit states.
Police arrested Rivera near 42nd Avenue and Massachusetts Street Tuesday night. She was charged last month with felony theft for a case in Merrillville.
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