Update To A Shooting Story WIMS Has Been Following
May 31st, 2016 at 2:58PM Michigan City Police received a call of a person being shot and at a home on Salem St. Upon arrival officers found one victim (identified as 20 year old Dionte Peterson) with a gunshot wound to the head. Victim gave a location that this occurred in the 1100 block of Providence. Victim’s vehicle also was damaged by gun shots. EMS started to give the victim treatment at the scene and he was transported to the hospital.
Evidence was recovered in the 1100 block of Providence by officers and detectives. Witnesses were then spoken with and a suspect was developed.
As the investigation was moving forward the person of interest (Chavez Garrett) arrived at the police station and he was detained. Garrett was brought to the station by a family member.
As the investigation continued it was learned that Garrett was exchanging words with Peterson who was sitting in a car. Garrett then punched Peterson while Peterson was sitting in the vehicle. Peterson started to drive away when Garrett produced a gun and fired rounds into the back window of the vehicle Peterson was driving away in. Garrett then pointed the gun at another person prior to Garrett running away.
June 2nd, 2016 Det. Kay Pliske with the help of Deputy Prosecutor Cathy Breitweiser-Hurst presented information to Honorable Judge Michael Bergerson superior court 1and probable cause was found.
Garrett was formally charged with:
Count I—–Attempted Murder level I felony
Count II—-Aggravated battery level III felony
Count III—-Pointing of a firearm level 6 felony
Count IV—-Battery class A Misdemeanor
Count V—-Carrying a handgun without a license class A Misdemeanor
Bond was set at $100,000.00 cash only
The administration would like to thank the public for their assistance in this case which led to fast conclusion. The victim is listed in stable condition at an area hospital.
Anyone with information to this case is asked to call Detective Kay Pliske at 219-874-3221 EXT. 340.
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