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.