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Attempted Murder Charges in La Porte Shooting

(La Porte, IN) - A shooting in La Porte involved two men who were once homeless together. Those are among the new details outlined in the charging information against the suspected gunman, Clifford Wesley.


Wesley, 61, is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with Attempted Murder and Aggravated Battery. Charles Mischloney was shot Sunday night in the chest and stomach at a residence he was living in with Wesley at 1006 Clay Street.


Court documents indicate the men met each other more than a year ago at a homeless shelter in Michigan City. Both men got jobs at a manufacturing company in La Porte, and Wesley found an apartment to rent.


About three months ago, Wesley allowed Mischloney to move in with him. On the night of the shooting, Wesley told police there was a physical altercation after his roommate complained about what he was watching on TV.


Wesley claims self-defense. Police, though, were not able to substantiate his claims. Wesley also gave various accounts of how the shooting unfolded, and each one conflicted with the evidence gathered at the scene.


Mischloney was gasping for air while Wesley reported the shooting to a 911 dispatcher. Initially, he was reported in critical condition. No updates have been released regarding his presentation condition.

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