On Saturday 6/29/13 at 1:45AM Officers from the Michigan City Police Dept patrol division heard gunshots in the area of Franklin St/ 11th St. Upon further investigation Officer Michael King found 22 year old Marques Cooper lying in 1000 block of Franklin St lying in the roadway. King approached Cooper and discovered he was suffering from a gunshot wound. Emergency Medical personnel were called and Cooper was transported to St Anthony’s Memorial Hospital. He was later flown to South Bend Memorial Hospital.
Detective Jillian Ashley was called and an investigation was immediately started. Detective Ashley worked through the weekend piecing the case together, gathering evidence, and executing search warrants. Search warrants were issued for a residence and two vehicles by the Honorable Richard Stalbrink, Judge LaPorte Superior Court #2. LaPorte County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Robert Neary presented evidence to the Court with Detective Ashley testifying.
On 6/30/13 the Honorable Kathleen Lang, Judge LaPorte Superior Court #1 was presented with the facts and evidence collected through the weekend. Judge Lang issued an arrest warrant for Oshei Gerron charging him with Aggravated Battery as a Class B Felony and Battery as a Class C Felony.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Gerron is encouraged to call the police. Oshei Gerron should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about this case or any crime is asked to call the crime tip hotline at (219) 873-1488.
(photo provided by Michigan City Police Dept.)