LAKE COUNTY, Indiana (WANE) — A report of an accessible gunshot wound at Munster Community Hospital led to the arrest of an East Chicago man on Friday. He is being held on two counts of attempted murder.
Police officers were hospitalized at 6:45 pm on New Year’s Eve for a gunshot wound to the upper body that occurred on I-80/94. According to an ISP publication, an investigation found the shooting took place near Burr Street when the victim stopped at a gas station. There the victim was confronted with the suspect. After a “brief conversation,” the victim drove west on the interstate and was followed by the suspect in a black Ford passenger car. As the suspect attempted to overtake, the vehicle pulled up alongside the victim, and the driver began shooting.
As ISP continued its investigation, detectives were led to a suspect who was seen at the gas station with a woman getting into the suspect vehicle. The woman who was with the suspect also had a confirmed past relationship with the victim. Because of this, the victim was able to identify both.
The release states that an arrest warrant has been issued for Alantae Antwan Thorton of East Chicago, Indiana. Soldiers took Thorton into custody January 6 at the Lake County Courthouse. He is currently being held in the Lake County Jail on two counts of attempted murder, in addition to:
- Battery by a deadly weapon (2 points) – Level 5 crime
- Battery causing level 5 grievous bodily harm
- Criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon (2 points) – Level 6 crimes
There is currently no further information.
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