(GARY, Ind.) ATF Latest: Federal charges were filed Friday against two men in connection with an undercover operation Thursday in Gary that turned into a shootout, injuring an ATF agent and leaving another man dead: One of the suspects is in custody and the other remained at large as of late Friday #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – June.10: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent, who was not identified “due to the nature of his work,” was shot in the chest and arm, Special Agent in Charge Celinez Nunez, of the ATF’s Chicago Field Division, said: “He is going to make a full recovery,” Nunez said…………..Raymon Truitt II, 28, “was killed in the exchange of gunfire,” U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch II said. The Lake County coroner’s office ruled Truitt’s death a homicide caused by gunshot wounds. His address was unknown with the coroner’s office, and Lake County court records list recent addresses in Hammond and Merrillville #AceNewsDesk report

Merrillville, Ind reported that prosecutors filed charges Friday in Hammond’s federal court against Blake King, 19, of Chicago, and Bernard Graham, 25, of Calumet City, in connection with the shooting. The charges include assaulting an ATF agent and using a weapon in the commission of a crime, according to charging documents:

King had an initial appearance Friday, court records show. He appears in court again Thursday for a detention hearing and will be appointed a public defender, according to court records……….Kirsch said that the “maximum potential penalties for those offenses is life imprisonment.”………..“We will shortly be seeking indictments from a federal grand jury which may or may not include additional charges,” Kirsch said:

Read the criminal complaint charging two men in shootout with ATF agent in Gary »

King and a Dolton, Ill., man, who has not been charged, were in federal custody Friday, U.S. Attorney Thomas Krisch said:

“Bernard Graham is an armed criminal and dangerous, and he was one of the four suspects involved in yesterday’s shooting,” Nunez said Bernard Graham, wanted in connection with the shooting of an ATF agent in Gary, Ind., is now in custody. — ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) June 9, 2018: atftips – Craig Lyons (@craigalyons)

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