A 26-year-old man is accused of attempted murder after an April shooting in Hammond.
Anthony Jesus Parra, of Hammond, was charged Tuesday in Lake Superior Court with attempted murder, attempted aggravated battery and attempted battery by means of a deady weapon, court records show.
On April 17, a man was returning home from work around 7:40 p.m. in the 5900 block of Hohman Avenue when he pulled into a parking space at Southmoor Apartments, a probable cause affidavit states.
“As he was browsing his cellphone, he (heard) two loud bang type sounds,” the affidavit states.
The man saw a person to his right “pointing a handgun in his direction,” court records state.
“When he immediately drove off trying to get away from this subject, he heard two more shots,” the affidavit states.
One shot went through the rear window of the vehicle but did not strike the man, according to the affidavit.
Officers found four spent .40 caliber shells at the scene, court records state.
A witness said the person who fired the shots “appeared to be intoxicated” and entered a nearby apartment building after the shooting, the affidavit states.
Parra’s girlfriend texted Parra’s mother that “Anthony shot some car or something” and that the police had surrounded his building, the affidavit states.
A court date had not been scheduled for Parra as of Wednesday afternoon, according to court records.