Teen arrested in fatal shooting of Indiana 11-year-old at park

Photo of victim, courtesy NWI Times

CROWN POINT, Ind. — Authorities say a 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of an 11-year-old northwest Indiana boy.

Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. says the East Chicago youth was taken into custody Friday morning during a raid at a home. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports the suspect was being held Friday afternoon at the East Chicago Police Department.

David L. Anderson of East Chicago died Sunday at a Chicago hospital from a gunshot wound to the head.

Witnesses told police that two youths were fighting the previous evening at a park when a gunshot rang out and Anderson fell to the ground. Police have said Anderson was standing behind one of the fighting youths.