Crime & Safety Report: June 18-24 Edition

| June 17, 2014

Pedestrian killed in Pontiac Street traffic mishap

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:58 p.m., June 5, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 2800 block of E. Pontiac Street on a report of an injury accident. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle. The man, later identified as 30 year old Jabar Wilcox, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, where he was later pronounced deceased by hospital staff.

Initial reports indicate Wilcox was in the roadway for an unknown reason, when he was struck by a car that was traveling westbound in the 2800 block of E. Pontiac Street. The vehicle immediately stopped and waited for police. At this time it is unknown if alcohol played a role in this incident, nor is it known why the victim was in the roadway.

The 2800 block of E. Pontiac St. remained closed while the incident was investigated.

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

Assisting agencies included the City of Fort Wayne Fire Department and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority.

Man shot after answering knock on door

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9 a.m., June 6, Fort Wayne police responded to 6126 Chaddsford Drive on a shooting. Once on scene, officers found the victim down inside of his residence suffering from multiple gunshots.

He was transported to a local hospital where he was determined to be in critical condition.

Investigators have learned that the victim answered a knock at his door when he was shot by a male black that was seen leaving the area in a black SUV.

A motive for this shooting has yet to be determined.

This incident is being investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecutors office and the Allen County Coroner’s office.

Man busted in early morning drug raid

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:42 a.m., June 9, 2014 members of the Fort Wayne Police Department Emergency Services Team, along with members of the Vice & Narcotics Division served a search warrant at 1017 Ventura Lane.  Detectives had received information that someone from this residence was dealing cocaine and eventually purchased cocaine from a man there.

As a result of the raid, 35 year old James C. Johnson was arrested for four counts of dealing cocaine and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.  During the service of this search warrant, detectives found approximately 4.5 grams of cocaine and a small amount of marijuana.  A handgun was also seized during this search.

Johnson subsequently was charged with three Class B felony counts of dealing cocaine; one Class A felony count of dealing cocaine, and one Class A misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.

He was held on a $200,750 bond.

During the raid there were two other adults and five minor children present. The Indiana Department of Child Services was also called in to assist in this investigation.

Man killed in shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:04 p.m., June 11, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 4200 block of Chippendale Court in reference to a report of gunshots being fired. Officers arrived on scene and located an adult male victim inside a residence.  The victim appeared to be suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  Paramedics arrived and pronounced the victim, later identified as 29 year old Xavier Palacio, deceased.

 

Preliminary information indicates the shooting occurred inside the residence.  Witnesses reported a white vehicle fled the scene after the gunshots were fired.  Detectives interviewed potential witnesses and nearby neighbors.

Crime Scene Technicians processed the scene and collected evidence.

This 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.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867.

Assisting agencies include the City of Fort Wayne Fire Department and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority.

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