Gary officer fatally shoots man who shot at officers
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Gary Police say an officer has shot and killed a man who fired a weapon at officers.
Cmdr. Jack Hamady says officers were investigating a suspicious vehicle parked in the driveway of an abandoned residence about 6 a.m. Wednesday when a man inside the vehicle fired a gun at them. Hamady says one officer returned fire, fatally wounding the man.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The Lake County Coroner’s Office identified him as 38-year-old Thomas Watkins of Gary.
The name of the officer who shot him hasn’t been released.
The shooting is being investigated by Lake County Sheriff’s Department.