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3/10/2021 - The Lake County Metro Homicide Unit is asking for the public’s help in locating an East Chicago man suspected in a homicide in Gary that occurred on March 2, 2021.  31-year-old Aaron Hawkins was at a residence in the 2100 block of Vermont St. attending a memorial vigil for a baby who had passed away.  It’s believed that Shavesz Johnson opened fire, killing Hawkins.  Shavesz Johnson is a 24‐year‐old black male with brown eyes and black hair.  He’s about 5’9” and approximately 185 pounds.

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