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Tue Sep 24, 2019, 03:38 AM

Gary City Council president accused of shooting at teens; attorney says it was 'citizen's arrest'

EAST CHICAGO — Gary City Council President Ron Brewer was arrested over the weekend on allegations he tracked down his stolen vehicle Sunday night, fired a gun at two teenagers and kidnapped and drove one of the teens to Gary.

"We don't know if these are the kids who stole his car, so for him not to contact us and for him to take the law into his own hand, he can't do that," East Chicago Deputy Police Chief Jose Rivera said Monday morning. "Even though the kids may have committed a crime, he doesn’t have the right to take a child in his vehicle and back to Gary."

Brewer is being held at the East Chicago jail on probable cause for criminal recklessness and kidnapping, Rivera said.

Scott King, Brewer's attorney, said there is a state statute that permits a citizen's arrest if there is probable cause to believe a felony has been committed.

Read more: https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/update-council-president-accused-of-shooting-at-teens-attorney-says/article_9919d339-c00c-5a93-8e1e-524d8b8736cf.html
(Northwest Indiana Times)

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