Indiana Man Arrested for Nye Highway Shooting

Indiana Man Arrested for Nye Highway Shooting

Indiana Man Arrested for Nye Highway Shooting: An individual from Lake County has been detained on criminal charges, including attempted murder, for his involvement in a New Year’s Eve gunshot on an Indiana motorway.

When Indiana State Police officers were called to Munster Community Hospital on December 31 at 6:45 p.m. for a walk-in patient who had been shot, they were informed of the event. The incident happened on Interstate 80/I-94, close to Burr Street, according to authorities after speaking with the victim, an adult male.

The victim was challenged by another individual while he was at a petrol station on Burr Street, according to an ISP investigation into the shooting. The guy was traveling west on I-80/94 after a brief altercation when he noticed a dark car was pursuing him. The person who challenged him was operating the automobile.

Must Check:

According to the suspect, the black car pulled up next to him as he was attempting to flee, according to the police. A man passenger in the suspect’s car fired a gun at the victim at that point, striking him in the upper torso.

Further research led ISP to a suspect who was seen at the gas station getting into a black Ford passenger car with a girl. Investigators also learned that the suspect’s companion had previously been romantically involved with the gunshot victim.

According to ISP, the victim was able to recognize both people who were seen getting into the black Ford. He identified the male suspect as East Chicago, Indiana native Alantae Antwan Thornton, 30.

Thornton was located by ISP troopers on Friday, who then requested an arrest warrant for him. ISP reported that Thornton was safely taken into custody at the Lake County Courthouse. Police reported that Thornton is currently being detained at the Lake County Jail on the following charges:

  • Attempting to commit murder twice is a Level 1 felony.
  • Two counts of using a lethal weapon in a violent crime (Level 5)
  • Serious physical injury from the battery is a Level 5 felony.
  • 2 charges of the criminally negligent use of a lethal weapon, a Level 6 felony

The detectives and county prosecutors assigned to the case received praise from ISP Detective Sgt. Mike Bailey. In this case, Bailey expressed his hope for justice for the victim, saying, “I would want to applaud all of the troopers, detectives, CSI, and the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office for the comprehensive investigation and eventual arrest of this dangerous guy.