Gary Police Charge Two Shortly After A Murder Thursday

On Thursday, November 17, 2022 Gary Police responded to the 3500 block of Washington for a 50 year old male who was shot. 

The man (name pending) was outside working on his vehicle around 10:15 AM, when a dark colored vehicle drove by and fired shots striking the male. He was quickly transported to Gary Northlake but succumbed to his injuries a short time later. 

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Police were able to obtain information quickly helping officers pin point the suspect vehicle utilizing the LPR (License Plate Reader) system. Around 11:45 AM, Hammond Police located the suspect vehicle driving near Calumet & Michigan and were able to apprehend two suspects.  The suspects from the vehicle were identified as Anthony Lee Cruz, 44, of Gary, and Vanessa Mack, 19, of Gary. 

Anthony Lee Cruz, 44, of Gary

Cruz is a prior felon and was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Handgun as a Felon, Murder. Mack was charged with Assisting in a Murder, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana. 

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