Tag: shooting

Crime and Safety Report: December 17-23

| December 17, 2014

Beware of holiday counterfeiters FORT WAYNE—‘Tis the season for counterfeiters and the Fort Wayne Police Department wants to remind both the retailers and citizens to be on the lookout for counterfeit currency. During the holiday season, as many as 50 percent of shoppers will be using paper currency versus credit and/or debit cards. Counterfeiters will […]

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Crime and Safety Report: November 26-December 2 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: November 26-December 2 Edition

| November 25, 2014

Three injured in apparent shooting FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:28 a.m., Nov. 15, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a local hospital in reference to three individuals who were transported to the hospital suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Upon arriving at the hospital, all three individuals were listed in critical condition. They were identified as: […]

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Crime and Safety Report: November 5-11 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: November 5-11 Edition

| November 5, 2014

Shooting suspect arrested FORT WAYNE—On Oct. 24, the Fort Wayne Police Department served an arrest warrant in the 1100 block of High Street in reference to a shooting which took place Oct. 23 in the 2900 block of Gay Street where a male victim was shot multiple times. Detectives and members with the Gang and […]

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Wafer sentenced 17 years in shooting death of Renisha McBride

Wafer sentenced 17 years in shooting death of Renisha McBride

| September 11, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen DETROIT —Dearborn resident Theodore Wafer was sentenced in Wayne Circuit Court Sept. 3 to a minimum of 17 years in prison for killing 19-year-old Renisha McBride. McBride, who was unarmed, went to Wafer’s home Nov. 2, 2013 at approximately 4:30 a.m., reportedly seeking help after an automobile […]

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Walking while black: Michael Brown, black men and white police officers

Walking while black: Michael Brown, black men and white police officers

| August 20, 2014

By Ishmael Sistrunk Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American I understand. Violence and looting have ripped apart North County since the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. It was disheartening to watch as young children were ushered into stores through broken glass windows to grab free trinkets. […]

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Crime & Safety Report: July 16-22 Edition

| July 16, 2014

Three charged in coordinated drug raids FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:42 a.m., July 3, the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice & Narcotics division, along with members of the FWPD Emergency Services Team simultaneously served two search warrants at two separate locations. Narcotics detectives received information that synthetic drugs were being sold and/or manufactured from 2737 West […]

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Crime & Safety Report: June 18-24 Edition

| June 17, 2014

Pedestrian killed in Pontiac Street traffic mishap FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:58 p.m., June 5, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 2800 block of E. Pontiac Street on a report of an injury accident. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle. The man, later […]

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Shooting victim’s father blames politicians, NRA for son’s death

Shooting victim’s father blames politicians, NRA for son’s death

| May 26, 2014

By now, you know of the tragic killings in Santa Barbara, Calif. And again, there will be tremendous political debate over gun control and background checks for people—particularly those with mental health issues. Yes, we know not every victim was shot; some were stabbed. Point is, there comes a time when the debate over constitutional […]

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Crime & Safety Report: May 28-June 3 Edition

Crime & Safety Report: May 28-June 3 Edition

| May 25, 2014

Woman stabbed, man arrested FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:45 p.m., May 20, Fort Wayne police responded to 7911 Decatur Road  on a reported stabbing. Officers arrived to find an adult female suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was transported from the scene in serious condition but once at the hospital her condition was downgraded to critical. […]

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Charita Niedermeyer: Breaking stereotypes, cultivating innercity women hunters

Charita Niedermeyer: Breaking stereotypes, cultivating innercity women hunters

| May 13, 2014

By Eric Hackley Eric Hackley:  I’ve seen pictures of you fishing, hunting with a bow and arrow and shooting birds with a shotgun. This is somewhat untypical. Charita Niedermeyer:  If you go back in my history, I’m from what people call the mean streets of Gary, Ind.  Gary is real close to Chicago.  So we’re […]

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