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.
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.
At approximately 3:11 a.m., June 9, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of E. Lewis Street and S. Hanna Street on a report of a male shot. Officers arrived and located an adult male lying in the parking lot of the American Legion, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Officers tended to the victim, later identified as 37-year-old Jabron Totton, until relieved by Fort Wayne Fire Department and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority personnel.
FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:41 p.m., June 4, officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department were dispatched to the 2700 block of Mauldin in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located an adult male, seated in the driver’s seat of a blue Chevrolet four-door car. Medical personnel pronounced the victim, later identified as 45-year-old Derrick D. Carlisle, dead at the scene. Witnesses reported that a male/black, 5’10”, 150 pounds ran from the scene northbound and was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. A second suspect, a heavy-set, male/black was seen driving a red, 1990s-era Cadillac with a white top, possibly missing an emblem on the passengers side, was seen driving eastbound from the scene after the shooting.
At approximately 11:01, on June 1, officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department were dispatched to a call regarding a shooting at West Packard at South Wayne Street. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers spoke with witnesses at the scene. Initial reports indicate that an adult male was on or near the front porch of his private residence, which is near the intersection of West Packard and South Wayne Street, when he was approached by two male subjects. The two subjects then attempted to rob the resident. The resident, an adult male, was armed with a handgun and fired several rounds, striking the adult subject, later identified as 18-year-old Jaquese N. Dandridge, several times.
At approximately 4:49, May 31, officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department were dispatched to the area of Broadway and Taylor Street in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived on the scene and learned the that the adult victim had been transported to a local hospital in a private vehicle. The victim was reported to be in critical condition at a local hospital. After medical treatment, the victim was later updated to serious, but stable condition.
By Clifford DeWells—Once again, this community has had to suffer the news of the loss of another young man’s life, leaving his mother to grieve—a modern day Rachel, weeping for her son because he is not. Frost Illustrated has this year featured many articles written by concerned residents about the violence in Fort Wayne. Mainly, those articles have focused on two themes: Root cause of the senseless violence and solutions to the same. I would like to address both.
At approximately 4:23 p.m., May 16, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3200 block of Oliver Street in reference to a shooting investigation. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they located a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Paramedics pronounced the victim, later identified as 20-year-old Shane Jamal Stephens, as deceased.
At approximately 11:37 p.m., May 28, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1300 block of Huron Street on a report of a male shot. Officers arrived and located an adult male, later identified as 32-year-old Ryann K. Trejo, lying in a front yard, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Officers began CPR on Trejo until relieved by Fort Wayne Fire Department and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority personnel.
FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:23 p.m., May 29, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 5000 block of Wisteria Lane in reference a domestic battery in progress. Initial information indicated two family members were actively involved in a physical altercation. While officers were responding to the scene, dispatch advised police officials that one of the family members involved in the altercation obtained a firearm and shot the other family member.