CRIME & SAFETY
Courtesy of Raquel Foster, Public Information Officer, City of Fort Wayne Police Department
Information available immediately after the incident indicates the victim had gotten into an argument inside the American Legion earlier in the evening with unknown subjects, but the argument was suppressed. A short time later, the victim exited the bar and was shot as he was standing next to a vehicle.
It is unknown at this time if the assailant was lying in wait, if the suspects were involved in the original argument, or what exactly transpired.
There are currently no suspect or vehicle descriptions, and no one is currently in custody.
Nearby businesses with video surveillance will be reviewed for any potential evidence.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.
The incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.
Assisting agencies include the Fort Wayne Fire Department and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority.
This article originally appeared in the June 19, 2013 print edition.
Category: Crime & Safety