Kennedy Avenue

MUNSTER- An Indiana State Trooper shot a 30 year-old Crown Point man after that person reportedly pinned that trooper to a police car with his vehicle.

The "Times" reports Eric Douglas led police on a chase early Tuesday with several passengers in his car, including a young child.

Munster police responded to a "suspicious" silver Nissan Sedan at about 12:30 a.m.  Police say Douglas sped off without headlights on and tried to ram a Munster police car before taking off eastbound on I- 80 from Kennedy Avenue. He eventually crashed into a roundabout in East Chicago.

An old car wash at 169th and Kennedy in Hammond, that Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. referred to as an eyesore, is now leveled.

The structure was demolished sometime during the last two weeks of December. McDermott says it's not yet known what is going to go on the property.

McDermott says the demolition is great news for Hammond's Hessville section, as well as the businesses up and down Kennedy Ave. He says eliminating that eye sore was a long time coming and now finding a new use for the property will come with a small challenge.