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Charges in Michigan City Shooting

(Michigan City, IN) - Charges have been filed in connection with a Michigan City shooting. 24-year-old Robert Kelly of Westville is charged with aggravated battery and other felony counts.


In March, Kelly allegedly shot a man in the 500 block of Holliday Street. According to authorities, he went to a home where a former girlfriend was and shot the man she was staying with as they walked out the front door.


Police said Kelly forced the woman into a car and robbed her at gunpoint of $300 after she withdrew the money from an ATM. He also made her drive him to his mother’s house in Westville. After he entered the residence, the woman drove off and went straight to the police.


The shooting victim, Karon Johnson, underwent surgery on his arm fractured by a bullet. A second bullet piercing his arm wound up lodged in his back.


Kelly is being held in the La Porte County Jail without bond.  

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