Manhunt continues for 2nd suspect after security guard killed at Gary bank

One suspect is in custody in connection to the shooting death of a security guard at a bank in Gary, Indiana Friday afternoon.

The incident occurred at the First Midwest Bank located at 1975 W. Ridge Road.

Two male suspects armed with a handgun and a rifle apparently ambushed the security officer, the Lake County Sheriff's Department said.

 The officer was shot and killed outside of the bank. Police believe the suspects then entered the bank and demanded money.


Officers were dispatched to the area and secured the scene. 

The FBI has taken over the case as the investigation continues.

The security guard was identified as former Cook County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Castellana.

"We are saddened to hear about the tragic passing of our former Deputy Sheriff, Richard Castellana. Deputy Castellana served Cook County for 35 years until his retirement in 2019. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and friends. We send our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones," the Cook County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.