Rashad Cunningham

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Gary police fatally shoot man during traffic stop

Aug 17, 2019
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GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police in northwestern Indiana have fatally shot a man during a traffic stop.

Gary Police Lt. Dawn Westerfield says officers were conducting the traffic stop about 3 a.m. Saturday when the shooting occurred.

The Lake County Coroner's Office issued a news release identifying the man as 25-year-old Rashad Cunningham. It ruled the death a homicide. It says the man was pronounced dead at 4:30 a.m.

Westerfield didn't release information on the circumstances leading up to the shooting. She said no Gary police officers were injured.