3 in custody in connection with Gary officer’s shooting death

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Police in Indiana have three people in custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a Gary police officer.  Police describe one as a “person of interest.”

47-year-old Jeffery Westerfield, a 19 veteran of the force, was found dead in the driver seat of his patrol car at 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place Sunday morning. He was responding to a call of shots fired at that location
After getting a tip from a Gary resident, officers from six different Indiana police agencies converged on a house about a block away from the fatal shooting.
The investigation is ongoing.