Crime & Safety Report: July 9-15 Edition

| July 11, 2014

One injured, one dead in shootings

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:43 p.m., June 28, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a shooting investigation located at a residence in the 3200 block of South Anthony Boulevard. While officers were responding to the scene of the shooting, additional officers were dispatched to a report of a man lying in the street near the intersection of Robinwood and Oxford. As officers arrived at the shooting investigation on Anthony, they located a male adult victim 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 fair condition.

As officers arrived near the intersection of Robinwood and Oxford, they located a male adult lying in the street unresponsive. Paramedics arrived on the scene  and pronounced the male, later identified as 60-year-old Anthony T. Scott, to be deceased. The coroner later determined that Scott had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Investigators on both scenes are attempting to speak with possible witnesses who may have information regarding either of the incidents. It is unclear if these two incidents may be related to each other. There are no suspects at this time and no arrests have been made.

The name of the other male victim will be released at a later time. Anyone who may have information regarding either of these incidents is asked to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department.

This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Coroner’s Office, and the Allen County Prosecutors Office.

Police take barricaded man into custody on felony domestic battery charge

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:40 p.m., June 28, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a house located at  1631  Hinton Drive in reference to a 911 hang up call. As 911 dispatchers were on the telephone with someone inside the residence, dispatch believed that there was some type of disturbance coming from this address.

As officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with an individual outside the residence who told police that a male who was identified as Jeremy C. Elder Sr. was inside the residence and was wanted in reference to a previous domestic battery investigation. Officers on the scene made several attempts to make contact with Elder which failed. Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Departments Emergency Services Team and Crisis Response Team were dispatched to the scene.

Officers with the Crisis Response Team spoke with Elders on the telephone for several hours in an attempt to have him exit the residence and surrender to police. At approximately 10:30 p.m, Elders came out of the residence as he did not comply with officers orders resulting in less lethal ammunition being used to take Elders into custody.  Elders was transported from the scene to the Allen County jail and charged with felony domestic battery.

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