(CBS) — A Gary Police officer was found fatally shot while responding to a call early Sunday.
The Lake County Sheriff’s office confirmed to CBS 2 that three people have been taken into custody in connection with the shooting. One of those people was taken to the hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound.
The officer was shot and killed in the driver seat of his patrol car at 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place. He was responding to a call of shots fired at that location. The officer has been identified as Jeffrey Westerfield, who had served on the Gary Police Department for 19 years. Sunday is Westerfield’s 47th birthday and he has four daughters.