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Officer-Involved Shooting Reported In Gary

August 17, 2019 - 10:55 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Police officers in Gary, Indiana, were involved in a shooting Saturday.

The shooting occurred about 3 a.m. while on-duty officers were conducting a traffic stop in the area of East 23rd Avenue and Kentucky Street, according to Gary Police Lt. Dawn Westerfield.

Rashad Cunningham, 25, was shot and killed, the Lake County coroner’s office said. His death was ruled a homicide.

No officers were injured in the incident, Westerfield said. Additional information was not immediately available.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

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