Gary, Ind. Asking State For Help To Deal With Murders
GARY, Ind. (CBS) — As the mayor of Gary is waiting for word from the governor’s office as to whether he’ll send state troopers to help police with an alarming number of murders and shootings recently, word comes in of yet another murder, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.
Details are sketchy, but police were called to the 1400 block of W. 16th Avenue. Police spokeswoman Corporal Gabrielle King says it was a domestic dispute and they took a woman into custody for choking a man to death.
King says there have been way too many murders lately and they could use more manpower.
“You could always use more police officers especially in a city of this size. You could always use more,” said King.
The as-yet-unidentified man became the third victim of a homicide this week and the city’s 28th of 2013.