Officer Jeffrey Westerfield of the Gary (Ind.) Police Department was found shot to death in his patrol car Sunday morning. It was his 47thbirthday. Three subjects are in custody.
Authorities say they didn't have to go far to make three arrests in the officer's fatal shooting: Police found them all in a home less than a block away, reports the Chicago Tribune.
Sheriff John Buncich said the department, which led the investigation, received a "series of tips" that led them to the residence. "It was some good police work. Very intense police work that paid off," he said.
Westerfield was a 19-year veteran of the department. He is survived by four daughters and a fiancée he was going to wed in August.