HAMMOND – United States Attorney David Capp announced today the unsealing of an Indictment against Lajuan Fitzpatrick, 25, of Danville, IL for drug conspiracy and using a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime in which an individual was murdered.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the subject. Fitzpatrick has ties to Gary and Lake Station, Indiana along with the South Side of Chicago and Danville, IL.
Anyone with information related to the whereabouts of Lajuan Fitzpatrick are encouraged to call the ATF at 800-ATF-Guns or FBI at 219-942-4900. The subject should be considered armed and dangerous. If seen do not try to apprehend, call 911.
The United States Attorney's Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty in court.
If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
This case is the result of the investigative efforts of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, East Chicago Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Gary Police Department, Hammond Police Department, Lake County, Indiana, Sheriff’s Department and Lake County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area officers and agents. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys David J. Nozick and Dean Lanter.