Fort Wayne police investigate parking lot shooting

| June 7, 2013

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

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:49, May 31, officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department were dispatched to the area of Broadway and Taylor Street in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived on the scene and learned the that the adult victim had been transported to a local hospital in a private vehicle. The victim was reported to be in critical condition at a local hospital. After medical treatment, the victim was later updated to serious, but stable condition.

Witnesses reported that they had observed two adult males, in a heated discussion, in the parking lot on the southeast corner of Broadway and Taylor. Witnesses reported hearing one gunshot and observed two vehicles leave the scene.

During the course of the investigation, officers obtained the name of a suspect—identified as 28-year-old Tazz Dustin Langston. A uniform patrol officer located Langston near the area of Fairfield and West Berry. The suspect fled on foot and initially eluded officers. Experienced patrol officers, with knowledge of the area, located the suspect at a local hang out on Herman Street. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the police station.

Langston was charged with possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer.

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