Suspect arrested after police officer Gary was shot – NBC Chicago

A person was taken into custody on Monday following an extensive manhunt for the suspect wanted in the killing of a Gary police officer, authorities said.

At approximately 12:57 p.m., a Gary Police Department officer was shot and injured while responding to a call for gunfire near Fifth Avenue and Lincoln Street. Footage from Sky 5 showed a command vehicle and numerous squad cars that had converged on the scene.

The officer has been identified as Sgt. William Fazekas, a 32-year veteran of the force, is assigned to the department’s violent crimes division, according to Gary police.

He was transported to an area hospital in an unknown condition and was to be transferred to a Chicago hospital for further treatment.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Department Aviation Unit responded to the scene to help officers on the ground search for the person responsible, authorities said.

Additional information was not immediately available.

NBC Chicago

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