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East Chicago man charged in shooting death

A 21-year-old East Chicago man has been charged with murder in the Tuesday shooting death of Shanton Lamont Carprue Jr. Carprue was found in the front seat of a dark-colored, four-door vehicle in the 141st block of Grace Street in East Chicago. He had been shot multiple times. Carprue was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lake County coroner's office, according to East Chicago police Chief Mark Becker. Investigators at the scene were able to develop a possible lead on a vehicle in connection with the shooting. Becker said upon further investigation police were able to identify Tavontae Allen, 21, of East Chicago, through the vehicle. "I commend the swift and thorough...