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Woman arrested in fatal shooting of her ex-boyfriend in Gary

Kevin Hayden, 54, was taken to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary, where he was pronounced dead at 7:17 p.m., authorities said.

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A woman was arrested after her ex-boyfriend was shot to death Thursday in Gary, Indiana.

The 40-year-old woman called police at 5:27 p.m. to report that her ex-boyfriend had been shot at a home in the 4000 block of West 10th Avenue in Gary, according to a statement from Gary police.

Kevin Hayden, 54, was taken to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary, where he was pronounced dead at 7:17 p.m., according to police and the Lake County coroner’s office. Police said he lived in Chicago Heights, while the coroner’s office listed his home address in Gary.

Police said he had been staying with his ex-girlfriend for a few days before the shooting. Responding officers took the 40-year-old woman into custody and recovered a weapon at the scene.

She has been cooperative with investigators, according to police.

The shooting remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call Detective Gregory Fayson of the Lake/Gary Metro Homicide Unit at 219-755-3852.

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