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Arrest in Fatal Shooting from 2021

(Michigan City, IN) - An arrest was made for a fatal shooting in Michigan City nearly a year ago. Lamar Friend, 41, of La Porte, is charged with murder and attempted murder.


Police said the victim, Leland Collins, 34, of Michigan City, was shot in the East Side Liquors parking lot at 1509 East Michigan Boulevard on July 9, 2021. Collins was hospitalized but later died.


Police said the attempted murder charge resulted from a woman being with the victim when he was shot.


Friend was in the La Porte County Jail for an unrelated case when served with an arrest warrant for the murder.


La Porte Superior Court 1 Judge Jamie Oss issued the warrant after finding sufficient evidence for Friend to answer the allegations.


Friend was being held on a $1,000,000 bond. 

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