Incident

12-12-2014 Indiana Portage 1-3

Location

December 12, 2014

6090 Millrun Ave
Portage, Indiana
Geolocation: 41.5639, -87.1809

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Alexius Tapia
  • Age: 35
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Relationship: Home Invasion - Perp Does Not Know Victim
  • Name: Thomas Reichler
  • Age: 18
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Injured, Arrested
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: Korey Izynski
  • Age: 19
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Unharmed, Arrested
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: Nathaniel Sipe
  • Age: 19
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Unharmed, Arrested

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Wounded/Injured
  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, suicide)
  • Home Invasion
  • Home Invasion - Resident killed
  • Home Invasion - subject/suspect/perpetrator injured
  • Defensive Use
  • Defensive Use - Crime occurs, victim shoots subject/suspect/perpetrator
  • Armed robbery with injury/death and/or evidence of DGU found
  • Criminal act with stolen gun
  • Gun(s) stolen from owner
  • Stolen/Illegally owned gun{s} recovered during arrest/warrant

Notes

Homeowner shot, killed trying to fight off home invaders, wounding 1; homeowner's gun, and 2 others stolen - Ruger 9 mm (used in shooting), FN Herstal handgun

Guns Involved

2 guns involved.

  • Type: Handgun
  • Stolen: Stolen
  • Type: Handgun
  • Stolen: Stolen

District

Congressional District: 1
State Senate District: 4
State House District: 10