Crime & Safety Briefs: Nov. 13 edition

| November 14, 2013

Reports courtesy of Mike Joyner, Public Information Officer, City of Fort Wayne Police Department

Man shot to death in front of barbershop
FORT WAYNE—At 3:30 p.m., Nov. 6, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the report of a shooting in front of 3530 S. Calhoun St. Once on scene an unresponsive adult male was found outside of the Premium Cuts Barbershop. The male, later identified as 40-year-old Brandon Dock, was pronounced dead by fire and medical personnel upon their arrival.
The scene was located directly across the street from South Side High School, and as a result a lockdown which lasted for approximately 30 minutes was initiated by school officials. South Side had already released students from class approximately 55-minutes prior to the incident. The 3500 and 3600 blocks of S. Calhoun Street were closed to through traffic during the investigation.
Detectives canvassed the area looking for potential witnesses to the event and documented the entire scene before reopening Calhoun Street to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Law enforcement officials are asking anyone that might have witnessed the event to contact crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP or call our non-emergency line at (260) 427-1222 to report what they might have observed.
This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Coroners office and the Allen County Prosecutors office.

Alleged robber killed in break-in attempt
FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:20 a.m., Nov. 4, Fort Wayne police responded to 1680 Reed Road on the report of a shooting at an apartment complex at that address. Once on the scene, officers found two males both victims of an apparent shooting.
Medics determined one victim, later identified as 36-year-old Sylvanus Williams of Indianapolis, to be deceased on scene.
The second victim, a resident of the apartment, later identified as 29-year-old Damarcus A. Thomas. Thomas was transported to a local hospital in serious condition.
In addition to Thomas, a woman and child also were in the apartment at the time of the shooting.
Police say they believe that robbery was the intent via a home invasion. Two perpetrators—including Williams, who was killed in the robbery attempt—were involved. The second suspect, a male, was able to leave the scene. Detectives are asking anyone that might have additional information to call Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP.
This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Coroners office and the Allen County Prosecutors office.
Man, ex-wife dead in bridge crash
FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:25 a.m., Nov. 7, the Fort Wayne Police Department along with Fort Wayne Fire Department personnel responded to the Tecumseh Street Bridge on the 911 call reporting fresh damage to the bridge and the possibility a vehicle was in the river.
Once on scene, police and fire officials said it became apparent there was a vehicle in the river, which initiated a water rescue. As a result, two bodies were recovered from a pickup truck that was submerged in the river. The two victims—an adult male and adult female—both were pronounced dead at the scene.
The victims later were identified as 44-year-old Tamee Staulters and 53-year-old Mark Staulters, both of Fort Wayne. According to reports, the two formerly were married but divorced in October 2011.
A coroner’s report said the two died of asphyxiation but, at press time, police had not determined what caused the truck to leave the street and plunge into the river.
Parker’s Towing Service was summoned to the scene where they used their heavy duty rig to host the Dodge pickup from the river. There is no additional information available at this time concerning this crash scene. The Tecumseh Street Bridge was closed to all traffic during the recovery.
This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Coroners office, the Allen County Prosecutors office and the Department of Natural Resources.
Police release video of Walgreens robbers
FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:40 a.m., Nov. 6, police received a report that two masked men entered the Walgreens store at 10412 Coldwater armed with handguns. The store employees were “man handled” and pushed to the floor before being forced to open the cash drawer. Suspects took the entire drawer and fled.  It appears that as the suspects ran in, the hood of one of the men came off his head and a surveillance camera near the door captured a fairly good image of suspect number two as they fled.
Click here to see the video.

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