Chicago man delivering pizzas fatally shot during robbery in NW Indiana

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(GARY, Ind.) A 68-year-old Chicago man was shot to death during a robbery while he was helping deliver pizzas Saturday night in northwest Indiana.

Officers responded to the 300 block of Durbin Street in Gary and saw that a car crashed into a house, said Gary Police Sgt. Thomas Decanter.

The driver, Tate Hatchett Jr., was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds, authorities said.

Hatchett was driving an employee of Rico’s Pizza to do a delivery when he was shot during a robbery, Decanter said. He was not an employee of the restaurant.

Hatchett, of the 3000 block of West 77th Place in Chicago, was pronounced dead at 8:05 p.m., according to a statement from the Lake County coroner’s office. His death was ruled a homicide.

No one else was injured in the shooting or the subsequent crash, Decanter said.

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