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Two Gary Men Charged with Federal Murder Charges Stemming from Killing of Pizza Delivery Man

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana

HAMMOND- Terryante Flournoy, 21, and Ciontay Wright, 20, both of Gary, Indiana, have been indicted for attempted robbery affecting interstate commerce, conspiracy to commit robbery, and murder resulting from the use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to that attempted robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.  Flournoy has also been indicted for possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon.   

According to the indictment, on November 24, 2019, in Gary, Indiana, Terryante Flournoy and Cinotay Wright shot and killed David J. Shelton, a pizza delivery man, while in the process of trying to rob him.

U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II said, “The murder of David Shelton was a senseless act of violence.  Our federal, state and local law enforcement partners will continue to aggressively investigate and prosecute these type of crimes.”

An indictment is merely an allegation and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

If convicted, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. 

This case is being investigated by the FBI/GRIT Task Force along with the Lake County Metro Homicide Unit (Lake County Sheriff and Gary Police Department) and has received substantial assistance from the Lake County, Indiana Prosecutor’s Office.  The case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys David J. Nozick and Caitlin M. Padula.

Updated February 20, 2020

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