Lafayette police thanks community for tips leading to arrest of double shooting suspect

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Hirman Eugene Jackson was found guilty on five counts of attempted murder and eight other counts after a jury trial. A judge found him guilty of being a serious violent felon in possession of a firearm and added a habitual offender sentencing enhancement in a separate bench trial.

He was sentenced to a total of 92 years (35 years for one count of attempted murder, 35 years for another count of attempted murder, 12 years for serious violent felon in possession of a firearm and 10 years for the habitual offender enhancement, all to be served consecutively in the Department of Correction).

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (March 10, 2016)–  The Lafayette Police Department arrested a man in connection with a double shooting that occurred last month.

Hirman Eugene Jackson, 31 of Chicago, was arrested on five counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery, four counts of battery with a deadly weapon, possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and pointing a firearm.

Police say Jackson shot two people in the 400 block of Cherokee Avenue on the night of February 12. Two victims arrived to the hospital with gunshot wounds and an infant sustained minor injuries from broken glass.

Authorities located Jackson and placed him under arrest on March 1. The Lafayette Police Department said community tips and information helped lead to his arrest.

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