Hammond Police arrest 19-year-old Johnny Williams on charges of First-Degree Murder and Attempted First Degree murder. Chief Edwin Bergeron says that just after seven o’clock last night an officer was flagged down by a motorist who told him his 24-year-old girlfriend Tori Banks had been shot.
Williams fled the scene on foot and Banks later died at the hospital.
Upon further investigation, Bergeron says it was learned that the three had been driving around town prior to the shooting.
Bergeron says about four hours later Williams was taken into custody, without incident, at his home that was not far from the scene of the incident. He credits officers for their hard work and diligence in apprehending Williams.
Williams was booked into the Hammond City Jail and the investigation is ongoing.