Zachariah L. Grisham
A three-year-old Michigan City-area boy was shot and killed Sunday afternoon, and police today report the mother's boyfriend has been taken into custody, awaiting a probable cause hearing.
La Porte County Sheriff's Police say at approximately 3:36 pm on Sunday, September 15, 2013 officers from the Michigan City Police Department were summoned to a residence on Farmington Drive in Terrace Acres Mobile Home Park in reference to a child who had been shot. Officers arrived and determined that a three-year-old child was deceased as the result of a gunshot wound. The child was identified as Lance Wilson.
The Michigan City Police Department requested the assistance of the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff’s investigators soon arrived. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan City Police Department worked in tandem and as a result of their joint investigation, the boyfriend of the child’s mother was taken into custody.
Police say 24-year-old Zachariah L. Grisham is being held in the La Porte County Jail awaiting a probable cause hearing that is scheduled to take place today, September 16 in La Porte County Superior Court I. He is facing potential charges of Neglect of a Dependent, a class “A” felony and Reckless Homicide, a class “C” felony.
Anyone with additional information regarding this case is asked to call one of the two lead investigators: La Porte County Detective Sergeant Andrew Hynek at (219) 879-3530 ext. 2401 or Michigan City Detective Justin Frever at (219) 874-3221 ext. 344.
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