Gary Police Officer Killed (VIDEO)

By Rachelle Spence - 21Alive

July 6, 2014 Updated Jul 6, 2014 at 7:39 PM EDT

GARY, Ind. (21Alive) -- Around 5:45 a.m., Sunday, at the intersection of 26th and Van Buren streets, Officer Jeffrey Westerfield was found dead in his patrol car.

Reports indicate that Westerfield, 47, was found slumped over his steering wheel by motorist who called 911.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

UPDATE: Officials say the investigation is ongoing and three people have been taken into custody for questioning.

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