Lake Station police investigate Monday homicide

Lake Station police are investigating the death of a man found shot to death Monday afternoon, authorities said.

The death has been ruled a homicide, police said.

Officers were dispatched just before 2 p.m. Monday to the 2400 block of Ripley Street for a gunshot victim, Capt. Brian Williams said. When police and paramedics arrived, the man already was dead, Williams said.

Witnesses told police a blue Blazer was seen fleeing the scene just after the incident, Williams said. Police released a photo of the suspected car from video surveillance.

Police did not release further information about the incident or the victim’s identity.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sgt. Gulley or Williams at 219-962-1186. They may also be contacted by email at and

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