2 dead when arms sale turned into theft, court records show | Crime and courts


Gamez is seen with a man dressed in dark clothes, whom police believe is Easter, walking towards the bar to meet Garza, according to records.

The man in the dark clothes walks back down Locust Street to where the homicides took place. Soon after, Gamez, Garza, and Garza’s friends walk in the same direction, according to records.

A few minutes later, Garza and his friends run back to the parking lot and set off in the white Chrysler, according to the documents.

Hammond Police were dispatched around 3:30 a.m. and found Easter dead from a gunshot wound to the head on the passenger side of a Honda Civic, which had multiple bullet holes on the windshield and passenger doors.

Gamez was found unconscious on the ground, with multiple gunshot wounds to his stomach and chest. He was holding money in his right hand, according to records.

Lake County coroner’s investigators declared the two men dead at the scene.

Police listed the Chrysler in a law enforcement request and received a lead on Oct. 12 indicating that it had been spotted in Posen, Illinois. A Posen police officer attempted to stop the Chrysler on Oct. 14, but the driver led police after him and crashed, records show.

Posen police took a 14-year-old boy into custody, but other people in the car fled, documents show.


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