Hammond Homicide: Chicago Man Fatally Shot

20 Oct

Gazette Staff

A Chicago man was fatally shot in the 4000 block of Grover Street in Hammond early this morning. The office of the Lake County Coroner reports that Jonathon Butler, age 30 of Chicago, Illinois, died of multiple gunshot wounds at 1:15 a.m. on October 20, 2013.

UPDATE: Police sources are saying shooting may be justified. See the full story here: UPDATE: Hammond Shooting Justifiable?

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3 Responses to “Hammond Homicide: Chicago Man Fatally Shot”

  1. Donna Dunn via Facebook October 21, 2013 at 1:24 am #

    So sad that the Lake County Coroner has been so busy this week.

  2. The Northwest Indiana Gazette via Facebook October 21, 2013 at 1:35 am #

    I am very troubled reporting this weekend. Honestly, it is taxing personally.

  3. Dave Hein via Facebook October 22, 2013 at 4:56 am #

    I guess it depends on how you look at things, Ken. In this case, a drug dealer is dead and no tax dollars were used to arrest him or pay the costs to lock him up in jail. A couple of the other stories I read over the weekend involved drunks who voluntarily took themselves out of the gene pool.

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