Indiana attorney, 64, is shot dead in front of his husband ‘by a long-time friend and client’
Police in Hobart, Indiana, say 83-year-old William ‘Bill’ Landske shot and killed the attorney who represented him in a civil case, on Wednesday
Prominent local attorney and public defender Tracy Edward Page, 64, was set to retire in just two weeks
Landske had been invited to pick up some documents from Page’s home came with his grown daughters, arrived and allegedly opened fire without uttering a word
After he got off shots Page’s husband tackled the shooter and wrestled the gun out of his hands
The alleged gunman was William ‘Bill’ Landske, widower of late state Senator Sue Landske – when Senator Landske died of cancer in 2015, aged 77, Page delivered a eulogy at her memorial service
Page submitted a letter of retirement at Lake County public defender’s office on Tuesday
Indiana civil attorney Tracy Edward Page [photo], was killed Wednesday after police say his client opened fire on him two weeks to his retirement
Prominent public defender in northwestern Indiana, Tracy Edward Page, 64, was just two weeks away from retirement when prosecutors say he was shot dead at his home by a longtime client and friend.
Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter says Hobart police have arrested an 83-year-old suspect in the shooting death Wednesday morning of 64-year-old Tracy Edward Page. The suspect was a client of Page’s in a civil case.
During a press conference Wednesday afternoon, police said Page invited his client to his home in the 1200 block of West 4th Street to collect some documents.
Senator Landske was friends with Page, and he delivered a eulogy at her memorial service in March of that year.
Page was a lawyer with the firm Thiros & Thiros in Merrillville and worked as Lake County public defender for the past 10 years.
He also served as magistrate judge of the Lake Superior Court from October 1984 to 2000.
Described as ‘a lawyer’s lawyer, a very compassionate person and a good man.’ by other members of the Indiana bar, Page reportedly, planned to teach law and serve as a part-time judge.
Bill Landske served two terms on the Cedar Lake Town Council from 2004 to 2011.
So far, police have not revealed a possible motive behind the seemingly cold-blooded killing.