Criminal Justice

Gary Police Seek Public Aid in Solving City’s 10th Homicide

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By: Hilary Powell

Above: Gary Police are seeking the two vehicles pictured on the right , a silver-colored Chevy Malibu and a yellow Pontiac Aztek in connection with a fatal shooting on May 1, 2014 at an area McDonald’s.

May 2, 2014 — Gary Police want the public’s help in solving a fatal shooting Thursday at a McDonald’s restaurant at 5th street and Grant in Gary, Ind.

At a press conference held in Gary, Ind. today, Chief Wade Ingram says officials have identified three vehicles of interest in the crime, after scouring video surveillance in the area.

Police are searching for two wanted vehicles: a yellow Pontiac Aztek with Illinois license plates and a silver-colored Chevy Malibu. One vehicle was found one mile away from the shooting and is being processed by crime scene investigators.

In what Wade labeled as a “brazen crime,” he confirmed police are questioning two subjects of interest, a 21-year-old male and a 23-year-old female.  They have not been formally charged.

The victim has been positively identified as 21-year-old Alvis Moore of Gary, who sustained multiple gunshots at around 3:30 p.m. In a statement from police, officials say Moore’s family and witnesses have been interviewed.

Officials say the victim was an intended target, and are not yet clear on a motive.

“It’s tragic because it happened in the middle of the day, it’s a gathering place,” says Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson. “All of those things are of grave concern. It happened where a lot of children live.”

A Gary Community School Corporation school bus stop is located steps from the restaurant on Grant Street.

An outdoor roll call was held at at around 3:45 p.m. in the McDonald’s parking lot. Wade says officers will more frequently visit the restaurant, and use McDonald’s Wi-Fi to complete reports for supervisors from the business.

“This McDonald’s is the hub and the center of life for residents in this area,” Wade says, “and I want to assure them that they’re safety when visiting McDonald’s is safe now.”


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