On April 8th, 2024 at 12:53 P.M. is when the LaPorte County E-911 Regional Dispatch Center received multiple 911 calls of a person shot in the parking lot of Advance Auto Parts (151 East US Highway 20). Multiple officers from the Uniform Patrol Division responded to the scene and located 27-year-old LaPorte, Indiana resident Dylan Andersen suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers provided life saving measures to Andersen before he was transported to Franciscan Health Michigan City Hospital for emergency medical treatment. Andersen eventually succumbed to his injuries after arriving at the hospital.
Responding officers quickly identified and located the suspect after arriving on scene. The suspect was eventually detained and transported to the Michigan City Police Department pending a probable cause review by the LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office. The suspect’s name is currently being withheld until formal criminal charges are filed by the LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office.
Detectives continue to conduct numerous interviews and collect additional evidence. The Michigan City Police Department would ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident, has additional information, or has video surveillance / cell phone video of this incident, to contact Detective Sergeant Lendell Hood at (219) 874-3221; Extension 1074 or via email at lhood@emichigancity.com.
Other responding agencies who assisted with this incident were the Trail Creek Police Department, Long Beach Police Department, LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Police, LaPorte County Drug Task Force, Michigan City Fire Department, LaPorte County EMS, Cloverleaf Garage and Ace Auto Body.
We would also like to remind the public that you can contact us via Facebook Messenger, through our crime tip hotline number of (219) 873-1488, or you can also call the WeTip Hotline for General Crime (800) 78-CRIME and possibly receive a reward upon an arrest and conviction. All WeTip call information is sent directly to the LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office. You can always request to remain anonymous!
Arrests and criminal charges are mere accusations. Every person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.