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Charges in Fatal Shooting in LaPorte

(LaPorte, IN) - A man was charged today with a fatal shooting over the weekend in LaPorte.

22-year old Davion Jones is charged with reckless homicide.

The victim was 20-year old Tyler Terusiak.

According to courtroom testimony, Jones drove his brother, Christopher, to a house in the 1400 block of Jefferson Ave. about 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Christopher wanted to pick up his girlfriend’s daughter because she was being harassed by a group of individuals, according to courtroom testimony.

When they pulled up, the evidence shows Christopher stepped out of the car and was surrounded.

The defendant stayed in the car and said a man approached him with a gun.

He says the man, Stanley Henderson, pointed the gun at him.

Fearing for his safety, Davion Jones told police he started firing with his eyes closed at Henderson who was shot multiple times.

The 21-year old Henderson survived.

One of the rounds hit Terusiak who was off in the distance a bit, authorities said. 

Police say Terusiak died from a gunshot to the heart.

So far, Jones has not been charged with shooting with Henderson, claiming

that was self defense.

Jones of Chesterton was being held on $15,000 bond.

If convicted, he could face anywhere from a one to six year sentence on the reckless homicide charge.

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