HAMMOND- Acting United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson announced that Eric M. Dillon, 28, of Gary, Indiana was sentenced before Judge Philip P. Simon for Armed Robbery and Use of a Firearm to Cause Death during a Crime of Violence.
Dillon was sentenced to consecutive sentences of 240 months for armed robbery and 270 months for using the firearm to cause death for a total sentence of 510 months imprisonment.
According to documents in this case, on January 20, 2016, at approximately 4:30 am, Dillon entered the 7-Eleven store at 6031 Hohman Avenue in Hammond, Indiana with a handgun, demanded money, and shot and killed the store clerk, Roger Unton.
This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Hammond Police Department with assistance from the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office. The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Thomas M. McGrath and Jennifer Chang.
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Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Northern District of Indiana