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CPD: Manhunt today for armed and dangerous suspect along US 12

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The Chesterton Police Department and other law enforcement agencies were searching this morning for a male subject considered to be armed and dangerous, following what is believed to have been a domestic incident on Ind. 49 during which shots were fired.

Police Chief Dave Cincoski told the Chesterton Tribune that, in the early morning hours today, a man traveling northbound on Ind. 49, north of Indian Boundary Road, fired shots at a second moving vehicle, in “a domestic-related incident.” No one was injured, Cincoski said.

The suspect fled the scene but subsequently crashed his vehicle near the entrance of Indiana Dunes State Park, then fled on foot.

The suspect was last seen east of Ind. 49, along U.S. Highway 12, and is thought to have gone to ground in the woods.

“The suspect is considered armed and dangerous,” Cincoski said.

The CPD did release a photo of the suspect but Cincoski declined to identify him.

He was described as a black male, 5’ 7’’ in height and 165 pounds in weight, last seen wearing tan shorts or pants and a black tee-shirt.

No further information was available at deadline today.


Posted 8/29/2019




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