Gary man accused of harboring double-shooting suspect

A Gary man is accused of harboring a suspect in a gang-related shooting that wounded a man and his 9-year-old son outside a store.

Tyrone L. Jackson, Jr., 24, is charged with assisting a criminal. Prosecutors allege Jackson allowed Alex C. Hughes to hide in his Gary house for more than a week, despite knowing Hughes was wanted for his role in the Sept. 30 shooting.

Jackson pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Lake Criminal Court. His defense attorney requested a reduction of Jackson’s $50,000 surety bond, but a Monday hearing on that request was cancelled. An omnibus hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 11.

Hughes allegedly shot a 25-year-old man and his son outside a Walmart store in Hobart. He faces charges that include attempted murder and criminal gang activity.

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