Man arrested, charged in quadruple homicide

| September 15, 2016
Marcus Dansby

Marcus Dansby

FORT WAYNE—An arrest has been been made in a quadruple homicide that occurred in a Summit City home early this week.

Fort Wayne police officials report that on Sept. 11, they arrested 20-year-old Marcus Dansby on three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in an incident that occurred in the early hours of that same day.

At approximately 3:55 a.m., that morning, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 3000 block of Holton Avenue on an unknown problem. Officers arrived and located four victims inside the residence; two females and one male who were pronounced deceased on the scene, and one female who was taken to a local hospital in critical condition where she remains in critical condition.

Those killed in the attack were identified as 18-year-old Traeven Harris, 18-year-old Dajahiona Arrington and 37-year-old Consuela Arrington, 37, all of Fort Wayne, of gunshot wound or wounds and stab wound or wounds. The surviving victim has been identified as 14-year-old Trinity Hairston, who was suffering from severe stab wounds and is still hospitalized.

Dajahiona Arrington was pregnant at the time of her death. According to the coroner’s office, her baby boy was old enough to have lived if born died as a result of Arrington being shot in the head, the coroner’s report said. Dansby subsequently was charged with a fourth murder as a result of the unborn child’s death.

Dansby reportedly was found on the scene and initially told police he tried to help the victims but was charged in the crime after they noted inconsistencies in his story and wounds on his hand. Investigators reportedly said Dansby also told them that he didn’t call 911 because he had no cell phone but they found one in his possession which he said belonged to one of the victims.

Dansby currently is being held in the Allen County Jail without bond.

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