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double shooting over sour drug deal

Monday, October 30, 2017 14:53 PM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

He shot two people and stole their marijuana then during a high speed chase tossed counterfeit money out the car window.

That's according to a police investigation resulting in formal charges Monday in LaPorte Superior Court 1 against convicted armed robber, Brandon Shepherd.

The 24-year old Michigan City man is charged with level 4 felony unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon; two counts of level 5 felony battery and level 6 felony resisting law enforcement.

He allegedly shot Jennifer Walkden in the hip and her boyfriend, John Floyd, in one of his testicles October 27 at Green Acres a trailer park along Indiana 212 on Michigan City's east side, police said.

According to court documents, Shepherd pulled a gun when Floyd produced a quarter pound bag of marijuana during what was supposed to be a buy.

Floyd shoved him against a wall then Shepherd shot Walkden and ran outside with the marijuana.

Shepherd after pushed against a mobile home next door by Floyd shot him through his left testicle, police said.

About ten minutes later, police said an officer at Salem St. and Coolspring Ave. tried stopping Shepherd who tossed a gun and what turned out to be 64 counterfeit bills mostly $100's out the window.

The chase down numerous city streets reached up to 70 miles per hour until ending near

Columbia St. on the city's west side with the defendant's tires flattened by stop sticks.

According to court records, Shepherd was sentenced in 2015 to two-years in prison and two-years on work release for armed robbery.

He was still being held Monday in the LaPorte County Jail without bond pending his initial hearing Tuesday before Judge Michael Bergerson.