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Suspect in custody following Michigan City homicide

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind.—A suspect is in custody following a shooting homicide that took place on December 18.

At approximately 9:45 p.m. on December 18, members of the Michigan City Police Department took 16-year-old Lamar Qualls of Michigan City into custody on charges relating to a homicide earlier that day.

The suspect’s full name is Hakim Zamir Lamar Qualls.

Qualls is being held in LaPorte County Jail on a $1 million bond.

He was charged with one count of Murder, and one count Carrying a Handgun Without a License.

On December 18 at approximately 12:53 p.m., police were called to the 200 block of Karwick Road for reports of multiple gunshots.

Upon arrival, police discovered a victim, 18-year-old Dareon Brown.

Brown was transported to Franciscan Hospital where he was immediately pronounced deceased.

Qualls allegedly fled from the scene on foot.

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