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Second Arrest in Christmas Eve Murder

(Michigan City, IN) - Another arrest has been made in connection with a Christmas Eve shooting death in Michigan City.


Shamar Williams, 17, of Michigan City, was charged Friday with murder and attempted murder. The case has been waived into adult court. Williams was being held on a $1 million bond.


On January 7, a charge of murder and carrying a handgun without a license was filed against Mark Wright, Jr., 24, also of Michigan City. Wright was being held on a $250,000 bond.


Police said the second arrest resulted from an ongoing investigation into the fatal shooting.


London Long, 20, was found deceased on a sidewalk on Wabash Street, just north of West 11th Street. The discovery of his body came after officers heard gunshots being fired in the area, police said.


Michigan City Police Chief Dion Campbell applauded the efforts of investigators.


“These particular situations bring devastation to the families of all parties involved and have an adverse effect on community safety. Our department will continue to push back with diligence against all violent crimes that disturb the community peace,” Campbell said.

The public can contact the department on Facebook Messenger or through its crime tip hotline numbers at (219) 873-1488 and (800) 78-CRIME. Tips leading to an arrest or conviction could lead to a reward, police said.

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