Crime & Safety Briefs: Aug. 7 edition

| August 3, 2013

Courtesy of Raquel Foster, Public Information Officer, City of Fort Wayne Police Department

Two dead in Millbrook shootout, stabbing

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:13 p.m., July 31, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 2700 block of Millbrook Drive in reference to a shooting investigation. As officers arrived on the scene, they located two male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, and one female victim. Paramedics arrived on the scene and provided medical attention to the victims before transporting the two males to a local hospital in critical condition. The female was transported to a local hospital in good condition. Upon arriving at the hospital, both of the male victims were pronounced dead.

The deceased male victims later were identified as Sidney Earl Gates, 26, and Dashawn Jermell Martin, 21. Investigators determined that Gates died from stab wounds, while Martin died from gunshot wounds.

The female victim, who was not identified, apparently was wounded in the hand when a bullet passed through the wall into an adjacent apartment. She was listed in fair condition at the scene.

A large amount of narcotics was discovered at the scene of the investigation, and it is believed at this time that this incident is drug-related. Detectives have yet to identify a third person, a male, who was seen fleeing the apartment home.  His role in this incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 260 436-STOP [7867]. This is an ongoing investigation with the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Allen County Coroner’s office.

 

Bank robber suspect apprehended

FORT WAYNE—On July 30, officers with the Fort Wayne Police department apprehended Reginald A. Greenwell, age 28, of Fort Wayne and transported him to the Allen County Jail on a preliminary charge of armed robbery in connection with the July 22, armed robbery of the Three Rivers Federal Credit Union at 4120 N. Clinton Street.

The incident remains under investigation with the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Man shot at Lafayette and McKinnie

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12:14 a.m., July 29, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Lafayette and McKinnie in reference to a report of shots fired. As officers arrived on the scene, they located a male adult victim, later identified as Michael A. Beasely, 50, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Paramedics arrived on the scene and provided medical attention to the victim before transporting him to a local hospital in serious condition. Upon arriving at the hospital, Beasley’s condition was downgraded to critical condition but again upgraded to serious some time later.

Investigators on the scene interviewed witnesses who observed a male running eastbound from the scene after the shooting. At this time, there is no additional suspect information and no arrests have been made. Anyone who may have information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department.

 

Man killed in Coombs auto accident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12:26 a.m., July 27, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Coombs and Herbert in reference to a personal injury accident. As officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with witnesses who advised that a vehicle was traveling northbound on Coombs street as the vehicle lost control while on the bridge as it crashed into the bridge and came to final rest in the river.

Members with Fort Wayne Fire Departments Dive Team located a male adult in the river unresponsive. The male, later identified as Irvin J. Gates, 23, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The death has been ruled an accident by the coroner.

 

Video available from Mon Asian Grocery robbery

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is presently investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at approximately 4:25 p.m. at 3028 S. Calhoun St., site of Mon Asian Grocery.  It was reported that a black male entered the store brandishing a handgun and demanded money from the register.  The perpetrator fled the store on foot.  Employees and customers present during the incident reported no injuries at the scene.

Video from the incident can be seen here

 Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or the investigation is asked to call police at (260) 427-1201, or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP [7867] where a cash reward is possible for information received.

 

The above articles are scheduled to appear in the Aug. 7 print edition.

 

Police make arrest High Street death

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police officers have made an arrest in the July 18 death of 42-year-old Kirk Lecount, who was found dead in the backyard of a home in the 1700 block of High Street.

On July 26, officers arrested Steven L. Lemler, age 28, Fort Wayne in the death. Early that morning, police located Lemler and took him into custody without incident. He was transported to the Allen County Jail on a preliminary charge of involuntary manslaughter.

Police officials said the investigation progressed quickly due to the immediate and overwhelming cooperation of the neighborhood, and due to eyewitness information.

The incident remains under investigation with the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

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