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Michigan City Murder Suspect Apprehended

(Michigan City) -

An arrest has been made in the July 4th murder of 22-year-old Antonio Rivera in Michigan City.

Rivera was found fatally wounded in a crashed vehicle near Liberty Trail and US 12.

Since the incident, police have pieced together the details.

During an altercation in a parking lot, Rivera ended up with the phone and keys of a female involved.

Upon meeting up with the woman and her friends nearby to return the items, Rivera allegedly brandished and fired a gun.

According to police, Zachariah Vigil of Michigan City was in another car and chased Rivera, firing a gun at Rivera’s car.

Rivera was struck and fatally wounded.

Vigil was tracked down an apprehended near Angola on Wednesday. He is being held on a $1 million cash only bond charged with murder.

Michigan City Police Chief Dion Campbell praised his officers who spent their 4th of July weekend investigating the crime. They cleverly used neighborhood surveillance camera footage to piece together the sequence of events.

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