Former H-F High Student Commits Suicide After Robbing Woman

Two additional former H-F students and one Chicago man were also involved in the Indiana home invasion.

Updated: 3 p.m. on Aug. 14

Two former  students were arrested and one is dead following the burglary of an Indiana woman on Aug. 8. 

The Northwest Indiana Times is reporting H-F grads Dominick Fazzini, 23, Michael Sprague, 24 and Shawn Duffy, 24, along with one other man, Jordan Wilkerson, 23, of Chicago as the culprits behind the crime in Porter Township.

Police caught up with the four as they were fleeing from the scene and chased them until driver, Sprague, crashed the vehicle in Hobart, IN, according to reports. Duffy reportedly shot and killed himself following the crash.

Fazzini was reportedly charged with felony burglary, robbery and confinement. Sprague was reportedly charged with felony aiding in a robbery, aiding in confinement and leaving the scene after he crashed the car. Wilkerson was reportedly charged with felony burglary, aiding in a robbery and aiding in confinement.

Read the entire story from the Northwest Indiana Times

WA Mama August 14, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Prayers for Shawn's family.
Intheknow August 14, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Is this a new trend in news reporting? Should we expect to see the name of the high school all future idiots attended? How does this make the story any more newsworthy?
Hernendo RevolveR August 14, 2012 at 04:08 PM
This is not a new trend... How about when something happens at Wal-Mart? What about when a Republican does blah blah blah? What about when an SUV strikes a child? It's all about selling newspapers and getting people to read the article. If this is the kind of graduate that HF is pumping out, I want to know about it. If the person won a Nobel Prize should the patch omit HF?
SouthSide August 14, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Prayers for healing and peace to the victim(s) and especially to Shawn's family.
Intheknow August 14, 2012 at 05:24 PM
These home-invading, thieving, woman beating, firefighter shooting s.o.b's were "pumped' out by thier parents who then failed them by not teaching them respect for people and property and most importantly themselves. The schools, and the community around them, did not teach them to act this way. What you need to know is that these people were raised and live in the community with us, and by the time they reach high school age thier values have been set and in most cases there is very little a school can do to change that.
SouthSide August 14, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Sometimes there are demons in a person's head. Mental illness, for example, which is a legitimate health issue. Sometimes parents and grandparents and friends cannot save young people from harming themselves and others. Sometimes, "Intheknow," people outside the family and close friends have no idea how much help is offered over and over again, how much love, gentle and tough, is given; and still the young person makes a terrible, life altering mistake. In this case, the deceased's family and friends did all they could to save him from himself and others.
Intheknow August 14, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Southside, I do not disagree with you. My point was the relevance of what school they attended and a subsequent comment that the school is responible, some how, for "pumping out" these type of people.
SouthSide August 14, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Oh... OK... I'm off your case then. Peace. ; )
TRBmom August 15, 2012 at 08:58 PM
heart-breaking on so many levels. Prayers for the families of these "lost boys" and their victims. So thankful no one else was harmed or worse. R.I.P. Shawn.
Hernendo RevolveR August 15, 2012 at 10:16 PM
So.. The schools are responsible for teaching kids how to eat, drink, bathe, drive, have sex etc but they are not responsible for teaching them the difference between right and wrong. OK. NOW I get it. Thanks for the clarification.
H-FDad August 16, 2012 at 10:34 AM
Added prayers for all affected by this incident. Although we read about these events city/state/nation/world-wide, I believe it is important to know that this can and does happen "right in my own back yard". It gives me an opportunity to discuss how the real world is to my emerging adult. I feel somehow also responsible as I am part of this community which has failed some youths omong us. We could certainly all stop and take a look inside to see what more we can do for our children.
SouthSide August 16, 2012 at 03:29 PM
FamilyFriend August 24, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Not true! You make blanket accusations without knowing anything. Jordan Wilkerson was brought up in a christian family with respect and moral character. He also attended a christian school and was taught the difference between right and wrong. I'm not condoning what he did, but I know his family well. I knew the young man. What I don't know is what happened the last couple of years. He was most definitely not anything like this prior to moving to chicago. Somewhere, something, somebody changed this young man into something nobody that knew him recognizes. His family, and friends of the family are just as shocked and saddened as the Indiana community that this has happened. I realize you're upset about this, and well deserved, but you are absolutely wrong in your characterization of at least one of the backgrounds for these young men. Get your facts straight.
The wolf November 20, 2012 at 04:05 AM
I know Jordan's parents, his dad very well. It doesn't surprise me at all that Jordan would end up making such a poor decision given the examples that have been set before him over the years. " just because you are a character, doesn't mean you have character"


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