16-year-old arrested for Michigan City murder

Javan D. Brown
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MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (WNDU) – Police have arrested a 16-year-old who allegedly killed an 18-year-old in Michigan City Wednesday night.

A warrant for the arrest of Javan D. Brown, 16, on a felony murder charge was issued Thursday, according to a release from the Michigan City Police Department.

Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Elston Street in response to shots fired around 7:59 p.m. Wednesday. They found 18-year-old Justin Ameer Garner in the driver's seat of a vehicle with an apparent single gunshot wound to the head. Garner was pronounced dead at the scene.

Several people in the area were questioned immediately, and that reportedly led police to Brown.

He is being held in the La Porte County Jail on $1 million cash bond.

Anyone with information that can help the investigation is encouraged to contact Cpl. Michelle Widelski at 219-874-3221 ext. 1088 or mwidelski@emichigancity.com