Multiple Suspects Charged From Valpo Shooting
The Valparaiso Police have identified multiple suspects involved in the gun shots heard in the area of Morgan Blvd. and Elm St. during the early morning hours of February 5, 2023.
Police units responded to the area at approximately 2:15 AM, after receiving reports of multiple loud bangs in the area. Upon arrival, police located no parties in the area and no report of injuries. Later in the day, several homes and vehicles were discovered to have had sustained damage attributed to bullets striking their exterior.
Valparaiso Police have continued to investigate the incident, leading to multiple suspects being charged and one arrested.
Ernest Watson III (27) of Gary, IN was arrested on February 12, 2023, on multiple counts of aiding in criminal recklessness. Watson III was incarcerated at the Porter County Jail.
Jarrell Jenkins (27) of Gary, IN was charged with multiple counts of criminal recklessness with a firearm and multiple counts of criminal mischief. A warrant has been issued for his arrest related to these charges.
Trammel Berry (26) of Indianapolis, IN was charged with multiple counts of criminal recklessness with a firearm. A warrant has been issued for his arrest related to these charges.
The Valparaiso Police Department thanked the community for their assistance, as the investigation yielded a great deal of evidence, video, and results, that were dependent on continued cooperation. Valparaiso Police further extended their gratitude to the Gary Police Department and the Porter County Prosecutor’s Office for their assistance.