Crown Point-The four suspects, Naja Wilder and three juveniles involved in the I-80/94 shooting that occurred Friday, September 27th, 2019 shooting were each formally charged by the Lake County Prosecutor’s office today with four counts of Attempted Murder and three counts of Criminal Recklessness. Additional charges are expected.
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Gary, Lake County-The vehicle and occupants involved in the shooting yesterday evening have been located and arrested.
At approximately 11:49 p.m., yesterday, Friday, September 27, 2019, the Indiana State Police received a tip about the vehicle that was purportedly involved in the shooting and the location of the occupants that were inside. This led us to an apartment complex in Gary and the impending arrest of four males and the recovery of four weapons. It was learned that the vehicle that was involved in the shooting had been carjacked, earlier on Friday, in Illinois by gunpoint, a gold 2017 Kia Sportage, The vehicle that was shot was a Kia Forte. The four males, a Naja Wilder, 18 of Richton Park, Illinois, and three juveniles, a 16 year old from Pendleton, Indiana, a 17 year old from Park Forest, Illinois, and a 17 year old from Illinois were taken into custody without incident. Wilder was also found to be wanted on multiple felony warrants through the Cook County Sheriff’s Department. All were taken and incarcerated at the Lake County Jail in Crown Point and charged with Attempted Murder.