Report courtesy of Mike Joyner, Public Information Officer, City of Fort Wayne Police Department
Additional officers arrived in the area and began tracking the suspect’s footprints in the fresh snow. The footprints led the officers to a residence in the 3500 block of Bowser Avenue. Officers attempted to make contact with the subjects inside the residence and they refused to open the door or exit the residence.
At approximately 10:16 p.m., the Emergency Services Team (EST) and Crisis Response Team (CRT) were called to assist. At approximately 12:36 a.m., four subjects inside the residence complied with verbal commands from EST members and exited the residence. The subjects were detained without incident and no injuries were reported. EST members cleared the interior of the residence and no other subjects were located inside.
The four subjects who exited the residence were all male/juveniles. They were transported to the Detective Bureau for an interview. At the conclusion of their interviews with Detectives, all four juveniles were transported to the Allen County Juvenile Justice Center and each charged with a single count of armed robbery. Due to the fact the suspects are juveniles, their names will not be released at this time.
This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.