Tag: guns

Black clergy stand ground against Zimmerman verdict

Black clergy stand ground against Zimmerman verdict

| August 7, 2013

Just as they did during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, recent demonstrations in more than 100 cities around the nation to protest the not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on charges that he murdered 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, many ministers were in the forefront of protests at federal buildings in their communities.

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Crime and Safety Briefs: July 24 edition

| July 23, 2013

• Murder victims found at house fire scene
• Man found dead in backyard
• Two injured in shooting—one critical
• Juliette Ave. shooting investigation
• Police suspect man shot on Lillie Street
• Missing child returns home safe

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Zimmerman not guilty verdict sparks diverse opinions, protests throughout nation

| July 16, 2013

The jury has spoken but the debate continues over the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin and the now successful legal claim of self-defense by neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman, who fired the fatal shot that killed Martin the night of Feb. 26, 2012. On July 13—more than a year after the shooting—a jury of six women found Zimmerman not guilty of a charge of second degree murder and not guilty of a last-minute considered charge of manslaughter.

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Fort Wayne man shot in back yard

| July 16, 2013

At approximately 10:30 p.m., July 10. officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a 911 hang up call received by dispatchers. There was a female heard yelling on the line and then the call was disconnected. On re-call the line went straight to voice mail. The address of the phone call was ascertained through tracking the signal to the 2400 block of Juliette Avenue. Upon arrival Officers were able to determine that someone was shot. There was a slight language barrier.

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Shooting victim flees to fire station

| July 16, 2013

At approximately 12:45 p.m., July 10, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Lillie Street and McKinnie Avenue on an initial report of shots fired in the area. A caller reported hearing shots fired in the area, then seeing a male on the ground. The shooting victim fled the area in a vehicle prior to the arrival of first responders.

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Two injured in front yard shooting

| July 9, 2013

At approximately 4:54 p.m., July 2, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 4400 block of Smith Street in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Paramedics arrived on scene and transported the victims to a local hospital.

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Arrest made in homicide investigation

| July 9, 2013

Fort Wayne Police have made an arrest in connection with the June 9, 2013 shooting death of Jabron Q. Totton in a parking lot at the corner of Hanna and Lewis streets. Officers located Eric Jermaine Smith, 36 of Fort Wayne, and took him into custody without incident. Smith was transported to the Allen County Jail on a murder charge. The incident remains under investigation with the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

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Fort Wayne police investigate BP robbery on Calhoun Street

Fort Wayne police investigate BP robbery on Calhoun Street

| June 28, 2013

The Fort Wayne Police Department is presently investigating an armed robbery that occurred on June 22, 2013 at approximately 1:54 a.m. at 3833 S. Calhoun St., site of a BP Gas Station. It was reported that a black male entered the business brandishing a handgun and demanded money from the register. The perpetrator left the store walking ‘casually’ in a southeast direction from the front of the store.

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Post 148 Commander issues statement on shooting

Post 148 Commander issues statement on shooting

| June 21, 2013

On June 9, Fort Wayne resident Jabron Totton tragically was murdered in the parking lot of American Legion Post 148 at the corner of East Lewis Street and East Hanna Street.

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Fort Wayne man arrested after domestic disturbance, barricade incident

| June 19, 2013

At approximately 3:17 a.m., June 12, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 500 block of Pinegrove Lane reference a domestic disturbance wherein the suspect, an adult male, later identified as 23-year-old Charles R. Seals Jr., refused to surrender himself to police. Inside the home was the female resident and her child, who were believed to be held by the suspect. The Emergency Services Team (EST) and Crisis Response Team (CRT) responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

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