A Hammond man that was arrested for the shooting death of 20 YO Michael Otkins II of Tickfaw, was indicted last week.
19 YO Kareem Gatlin, of Hammond, will stand trial for second-degree murder, illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities, and obstruction of justice by tampering with evidence.
Gatlin was arrested on Feb. 24 after turning himself in to the Hammond Police Department. The shooting occurred on the 800 block of East Merry Street on the night of Feb. 19. Otkins was found in his car suffering from a gunshot wound to the back of his head on the scene. First responders attempted to administer aid and transported him to North Oaks Medical center where he succumbed to his injuries.