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ISP: Accused on-ramp shooter turns himself in

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A Gary man accused of fatally shooting another Gary man on an I-80/94 on-ramp in September has surrendered himself, the Indiana State Police said.

According to police, on Monday afternoon Rickey Smith, 29, turned himself in to the Lake County Sheriff’s Police and was subsequently booked into the Lake County Jail on a charge of murder in connection with the death of Tyron Hopkins, 44.

Police say that Smith shot Hopkins at 10:39 a.m. Sept. 13 on the ramp from southbound Grant Street to eastbound I-80, after an earlier altercation with Hopkins’ brother. Hopkins was transported to NorthLake Methodist Hospital in Gary, where he later died of his wounds.


Posted 10/23/2012