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Shooting death ruled homicide

April 3, 2019

MICHIGAN CITY – A 27-year-old man found dead early Saturday on the east side had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and his death has been ruled a homicide.

Michigan City Police responded about 2 a.m. to a 911 call of shots fired in the 1000 block of Holliday Street, according to a police report.

They found the victim, later identified as Darrell Edwards, on the ground, and he was taken to Franciscan Health Michigan City, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

Bullet holes were found in the windshield and passenger side door of a vehicle at the scene, the report said, though Edwards was outside the car when he was shot.

An autopsy was conducted Sunday at Franciscan, according to La Porte County Coroner Bob Cutler, who said Edwards suffered multiple gunshot wounds and ruled the death a homicide, the fourth of the year in Michigan City.

Police interviewed several people, including witnesses to the shooting, but the reporter said they have no information about the suspect.

Police continue to investigate, and anyone with information should contact Cpl. Anna Painter, lead detective on the case, at 219-874-3221, Ext. 1077.

— From staff reports