The Portage man who reported being shot outside a Speedway gas station over
the weekend could be charged with false informing, after Portage Police said
that he lied about where the shooting occurred.
The 33-year-old man initially told police that, at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, he’d
been standing outside his vehicle at the Speedway, at U.S. Highway 6 and
Swanson Road, when he heard a bang and realized he’d been shot. The man then
drove himself to hospital.
Today, however, the PPD said that the shooting actually occurred at an
unspecified residence in Portage, where an acquaintance of the man was
handling a pistol when it accidentally discharged, hitting the man in the
The man required surgery.
No charge is contemplated against the person in possession of the pistol but
a possible charge of false informing against the man who was shot is being
reviewed by the Porter County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.