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Fourth suspect in 2013 home invasion arrested in NW Indiana

(ORLAND PARK) The fourth suspect in a home invasion and shooting last year in the southwest suburbs was arrested early Thursday in northwest Indiana.

Jeremy Watson / photo from Orland Park police

Jeremy Watson, 27, was arrested by Indiana University Northwest police during a traffic stop early Thursday, according to a statement from Orland Park police.

Watson was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by university police in the early morning hours, police said. He tried to flee, but was apprehended a short time later.

He was taken under guard to a hospital for treatment of injuries inflicted by a Lake County sheriff’s K-9 during his arrest, police said. He is charged in Indiana with resisting law enforcement, false informing and criminal mischief.

Watson was the fourth and final suspect arrested in a home invasion that happened in the 10900 block of Antelope Lane in Orland Park on May 10, 2013.

Warren L. Hunter, 31, of Gary, Ind.; and Brad Len Kemp, 27, of Lake Station, Ind., are charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with the incident, which police previously described as a targeted attack.

A fourth suspect, Anthony “A-Train” Espinoza, fatally shot himself hours after the incident as police converged on a home in East Chicago, Ind.

Police said two men forced their way into the victim’s home about 3 a.m. as he, his fiancee and their two young children slept, according to police.

They said the intruders demanded money and jewelry, then pistol-whipped and shot the resident, who nonetheless pursued the fleeing men in his van — which was fired at before losing the other vehicle.

The homeowner was shot three times, police said at the time.

Hunter had been held in Lake County, Ind., refusing to agree to extradition to Illinois, but was finally charged Jan. 13 and had bond in Illinois set at $5 million.

Kemp was arrested Jan. 16 in Lake Station, waived extradition, and was ordered held on a $1 million bond.