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[ISP] Police Action Shooting in Hammond
Start Date: 2/17/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 2/17/2014
Entry Description

Hammond, Lake County-At the request of the Hammond Police Department the Indiana State Police are investigating a police action shooting that occurred yesterday evening, Sunday, February 16, 2014.

The preliminary investigation by Senior Trooper Detective Chris Campione of the Criminal Investigations Division revealed that at approximately 8:45 p.m., yesterday, Hammond police and EMS responded to 6642 Ohio Street for a domestic violence call.

It was discovered that John Brown, 44 had allegedly stabbed his wife multiple times with a knife. She was able to get away and go to a neighbor to call for assistance. Mr. Brown confronted and advanced on Hammond police with two large knives; when one Hammond police officer shot Brown.

Mr. Brown was taken to Saint Catherine’s Hospital in East Chicago where he was later pronounced dead. His wife was taken to Munster Community Hospital in Munster with non-life threatening injuries.

The Hammond Police Department will release the name of their officer at their discretion.

This is an ongoing investigation. Family of John Brown has been notified. No further information will be released at this time. After the investigation is complete it will be turned over to the Lake County Prosecutor for determination.

Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. Ann Wojas
Phone: 219-696-6242
Email: awojas@isp.in.gov
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