Attorney fatally shot inside his Hobart home by client, officials say

HOBART, Ind. -- A prominent attorney and former judge in Lake County was shot to death inside his Hobart home by a client, according to police.

Hobart police said T. Edward "Tracy" Page, 64, was killed  just before 12 p.m. on Wednesday on 1200 block of West 4th Street. Page represented the suspect, an 83-year-old resident of Cedar Lake, and the suspect's daughter in a civil case. The man was taken into custody at the scene. Prosecutors said the man was one of Page's long-time friends.

Police said Page's husband wrestled the gunman to the ground without much of a struggle.

Page was once a magistrate judge of the Lake Superior Court. He also worked for the Lake County public defender’s office. He was well-known for his community involvement and his support for the Boy Scouts and the Democratic party.

Officials said they're still establishing a motive and conducting interviews. They said they hope to have the case wrapped up and presented to prosecutors early Friday morning.

The Northwest Indiana Times reports that Page had just put in his letter of retirement Tuesday and was expecting to leave the office at the end of the month.