Crime & Safety

Man dead on Lillie Street after shooting

Man dead on Lillie Street after shooting

| August 8, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:45 p.m., Aug. 31, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 4100 block of Lillie Street in reference to a reported shooting. Upon officers arrival they located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Medical personnel arrived on scene and provided medical care to the victim. The victim […]

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Shooting victim found crashed into tree

Shooting victim found crashed into tree

| August 6, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:40 p.m., Aug. 3,the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a reported vehicle that had crashed into a tree in the parking lot in the 400 block of Fairwick Lane. Upon officers arrival they located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds inside the vehicle. Paramedics arrived on scene and […]

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Woman shoot during Burger King robbery

Woman shoot during Burger King robbery

| July 26, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:16 a.m., July 25, the Fort Wayne Police Department was notified that an adult female had been taken by a private vehicle to a local hospital, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The woman initially was determined to be in critical condition, but was later upgraded to serious condition. Initial information indicates […]

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19-year-old found dead in car

19-year-old found dead in car

| July 25, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:49 p.m., July 22, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of the 1200 block of Lillie Street after receiving several 911 calls advising of shots fired in the area. As officers arrived in the area, they located a male victim near the intersection of Lewis and Lillie suffering […]

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Cyclist critically injured in hit-skip incident

Cyclist critically injured in hit-skip incident

| July 21, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12:35 a.m., July 20, Fort Wayne police responded to the intersection of Stellhorn Road and Oakhurst Drive on the report of a cyclist down. Upon their arrival officers found an unresponsive male down the victim of a hit-skip accident. Medics transported him to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition. […]

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Race or love gone bad: 15-year-old assaulted in what NAACP says is possible hate crime

Race or love gone bad: 15-year-old assaulted in what NAACP says is possible hate crime

| June 19, 2017

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”—Old English proverb Editor’s note and warning: The following story contains explicit language that can be deemed unsuitable for younger readers. Also, several juvenile names have been shielded to comply with privacy laws dealing with reporting on juveniles who might be involved in a criminal justice proceeding. NEW […]

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New Haven police chief responds to questions, issues surrounding Gardner assault case

New Haven police chief responds to questions, issues surrounding Gardner assault case

| June 19, 2017

NEW HAVEN, Ind.—New Haven Chief Henry D. McKinnon said that despite the impression that is circulating on social media regarding the recent assault on 15-year-old Jason Gardner, his department has been working continuously and diligently on the case. But, as he explained, the department is proceeding cautiously to ensure that justice is served on the […]

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Woman killed in traffic accident

Woman killed in traffic accident

| June 7, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:35 a.m., June 2, Fort Wayne police responded to the intersection of Lafayette Street and Pontiac Street on the reported motor vehicle accident with injury. Once on scene officers observed two vehicles, a passenger car and a pickup truck in the intersection. The passenger contained three individuals, the driver who was trapped […]

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Man critical after apparent Kenwood Avenue shooting

Man critical after apparent Kenwood Avenue shooting

| June 6, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:19 p.m., May 30, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 2200 Randallia Drive, Parkview Hospital, in reference to a shooting investigation. Hospital staff informed dispatch that a shooting victim had just arrived at their emergency room. The adult male victim was alert and conscious when he arrived at the […]

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Man critical after alleged domestic shooting

Man critical after alleged domestic shooting

| June 6, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:38, May 29, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 9600 block of St. Joe Center Road on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located an adult male inside the home, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male was initially determined to be […]

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