Crime & Safety

Victim critically injured in possible accidental shooting

Victim critically injured in possible accidental shooting

| July 19, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:27 a.m., July 7, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a local hospital in reference to an individual who arrived suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The individual was transported to the hospital by private means and was initially listed in serious condition but was later downgraded to critical […]

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Man dead in suspicious fire

Man dead in suspicious fire

| July 19, 2016

nueAt approximately 2:10 a.m., personnel from the Fort Wayne Fire Department and Fort Wayne Police Department responded to what was originally called in as a trash can on fire in the alley in rear of the 1000 block of Kinsmoor Ave. The caller then notified dispatch that there was also a person on fire. The […]

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Police seek identity of robbery suspects

Police seek identity of robbery suspects

| July 18, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Police Department officials are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects whose images were captured during an armed robbery at approximately 11:48 p.m., July 26 at the Sunoco station at 624 E. Lewis St. The suspects reportedly left the scene in a dark green Chevy Trailblazer. Anyone with information that could lead […]

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A prayer for those in law enforcement

A prayer for those in law enforcement

| July 18, 2016

A prayer offering from the Rev. Bill McGill: O god we come tonight because we are in desperate need of your might. We are here united in prayer because we care, and want our nation released from this violent snare. We know it is the enemy who has an assignment to kill, steal and destroy; […]

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One Hundred Black Men Inc. on shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Dallas police officers

One Hundred Black Men Inc. on shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Dallas police officers

| July 13, 2016

NEW YORK—Michael J. Garner, President of One Hundred Black Men Inc. of New York, the founding chapter of the nationwide organization, 100 Black Men of America, issued the following statement on behalf of the membership: “One Hundred Black Men Inc., is deeply disturbed by the homicides of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands […]

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#CompassionMatters: The key to saving all of us

#CompassionMatters: The key to saving all of us

| July 13, 2016

By Victor Zápari #BlackLivesMatter has been a topic that has been discussed for years now, however, often times it is twisted to read #AllLivesMatter, and while that may be true, it also attempts to take away from a minority group’s agency and or empowerment.  In the year 2016, we have seen a substantial amount of […]

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Motorcyclist found seriously injured in cemetery accident

Motorcyclist found seriously injured in cemetery accident

| July 13, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:59 p.m., July 1, officers from the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to an assist call at 6000 Old Trail Road in regards to an unresponsive male who was found in the Prairie Grove Cemetary.  While officers were en route, the caller told dispatch that the man was now responsive and did […]

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The week of blood

The week of blood

| July 13, 2016

Killings of black men, police officers litter American landscape AMERICA—It has been a week of blood in the U.S. On July 5, 37 year old Alton Sterling was shot to death in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in front of a convenience store. His crime—carrying a weapon while selling CDs. Early reports claimed police received a call […]

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Fourteen-year-old Nicholaus Scroggins II murdered in Lillie Street shooting

Fourteen-year-old Nicholaus Scroggins II murdered in Lillie Street shooting

| July 5, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:20 a.m., June 21, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 5200 block of Lillie Street in reference to a shooting. Several residents in the area heard gunshots and called the police.  One of the callers told officials there was a victim lying in the middle of the street. Officers […]

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Unarmed teen shot by local police officer

Unarmed teen shot by local police officer

| July 5, 2016

Police chief says no gun found associated with victim at time of shooting FORT WAYNE—In a week already marked by violence largely targeting young people in the central city, another has been shot—but this time by an eight-year veteran police officer. According to an initial report released by the Fort Wayne Police Department, at approximately 1:25 […]

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