(La Porte, IN) - A suspect is being held for a shooting outside a downtown La Porte gas station.
Charles Turner, 35, was held in the La Porte County Jail on preliminary charges such as Level 3 felony Aggravated Battery and Intimidation and Possession of Cocaine, both Level 6 felonies.
The shooting occurred Monday afternoon outside the Conoco station at 104 E. Lincolnway. Police said a man was found in the roadway with a gunshot wound to his foot and transported to Northwest Health.
Turner, who’s from La Porte, was quickly placed into handcuffs at the scene, police said. Police said a gun was also recovered during a search of the area.
The charges will be made formal if a judge finds sufficient evidence in the case against Turner. So far, what led up to the crime and other specifics has not been released.
The other preliminary charges against Turner are Battery, Obstruction of Justice, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Resisting Law Enforcement.