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Family searches for justice in Michigan City teen’s murder case

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. -- The family of a Michigan City teenager, who was shot and killed in January, is still fighting for justice.

Justin Garner was found dead on January 16, 2019 in Michigan City.

Police arrived to find a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Jackson Street and then discovered 18-year-old Garner with a single gunshot wound to the head.

EMS was called to the scene but he was pronounced deceased.

The suspect in the case is 16-year-old Javan Brown.

Brown is expected to change his plea in order to get a lighter sentence.

Garner’s family wants a more thorough investigation and for all evidence to be taken into consideration in this case.

"We’re devastated. I'm unable to sleep, our family is stressed, the parents are devastated," Tarra Garner Jones, Justin’s aunt said.

Brown is reported to have a history of robbery.

The case is still under investigation by the Michigan City Police.

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Jack 360 days ago
Hey Becca! This is a story? You simply puked out some facts of the case and put it to bed. Why does this family feel a need for a more thorough investigation? You poked out my eyes with "FAMILY SEARCHES FOR JUSTICE..." then failed to address this topic. With what issues are they concerned? The police captured the suspect. He was charged by the prosecutor after a review of the facts at hand by the detectives and in a timely manner to meet the criteria of the arrest/charge mandate. What is the crux of this story? Please interview them again and find out whether they have a credible issue or if it is the normal human response of demanding a pound of flesh in a time of great sorrow. Thanks.
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