Indiana man charged with deadly shooting of trick or treater

Hammond, Indiana (AP) — A man was charged with murder on Wednesday after the death of a 13-year-old boy who was killed when fired by a group of trick or treaters on Halloween in northwestern Indiana.

Gary’s Desmond Crew, 23, was also charged with attempted murder in a shooting in Hammond on Sunday, killing Thomas Delacruz Jr. in East Chicago and injuring a 13-year-old man. (Northwest Indiana) Times report. It wasn’t immediately known on Wednesday if the crew had a lawyer.

“He was walking with his children at his aunt’s trick or treat, and an ignorant and sick person decided to shoot them,” Delacruz’s mother, Jasmine Anderson, told the newspaper. rice field.

According to court documents, one of the trick or treaters told police that he had spoken to a man about 30 to 45 minutes before the shooting that took place around 7:30 pm.

The group later saw a car with five or six people inside that seemed to be staring at them. The man, who spoke with one of the young men, got out of the car with some of the other passengers. According to court records, another man took a “shooting position” and fired at the trick or treater.

According to court records, police officers caught the crew after a young man’s father chased him in the neighborhood.

Guns and ammunition were later found in storage barrels.

Other suspects were being investigated, police said.