Arrests Made In Shooting Of Police Captain

Police secured charges Thursday against three people in connection with this week’s home invasion and subsequent shooting of a retired Gary police captain.

Kevon Dixon, 19, Fo’Tre White, 20, and Cameron Briscoe, 19 — all of Gary — face charges of aggravated battery, battery by means of a deadly weapon, battery resulting in serious bodily injury and residential entry, according to a Gary Police Department news release.

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Dixon remains at large while Briscoe and White are in custody, according to police.

The three are accused of forcing entry into retired Capt. Charles Austin’s residence at about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 4100 block of Jackson Street, police said. Once inside, the three came in contact with Austin, who was subsequently shot.
Police were called to the residence for a home invasion and while en route, a dispatcher told officers the caller had been shot, police said.

As of Thursday afternoon, Austin, age 65, was in stable condition and is expected to recover.

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