Larry Saunders

Gary homicide suspect in custody

Contributed By: The 411 News

Arrest comes after January armed robbery and assault

A report from Gary Police Public Information Officer Dawn Westerfield announced the arrest of Larry Saunders, a homicide suspect. Saunders, 18-years-old of Gary, was taken into custody by the US Marshals Task Force on Thursday March 23, 2023, at approximately 7:30am.

Saunders was charged in February with Murder, Robbery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Robbery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Armed Robbery, Robbery, Theft and Unlawful Carrying of a Handgun for his involvement in the January 28, 2023, Robbery/Homicide of 26-year-old Gary resident Alexander Hudson.

The incident occurred in the 700 block of West 45th Avenue in front of One Stop convenience store.

The case was sealed after being charged while investigators and task force officers attempted to locate Saunders. Through the collaborative efforts of the Lake County Prosecutors Office, Gary Police Department, US Marshals Task Force and others, Saunders was located in the Aetna area of Gary and taken into custody.

Larry Saunders is confined in the Lake County Jail and faces four additional enhancement charges of Firearm Used in Commission of Offense for his use of a firearm during the incident.

Story Posted:03/24/2023

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