Tag: violence

Stop painting the city red: Change can, will happen

| July 9, 2013

I’m not proud of what I’ve done in my past, but I can tell you this: It is what I have been through that has shaped me into the man I am today. So, I’m sure if you are sitting here, you too are trying to overcome something or are going to be the solution to the problem or both. I’m still in both categories because no one’s perfect. I once was you and still am. I just reach out in ways to better myself. I don’t hold myself back from anything.

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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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Man shot dead in Hanna, Lewis parking lot

| June 19, 2013

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.

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Man shot to death in car on Mauldin Drive

| June 11, 2013

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.

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Weeping because our children ‘are not’

| June 5, 2013

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.

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Fatal shooting investigation, 3200 Oliver St., Fort Wayne

| June 4, 2013

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.

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Man found shot to death near downtown Fort Wayne

| June 4, 2013

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.

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Domestic battery incident escalates to fatal shooting

| May 31, 2013

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.

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Unity Barbershop organizes second healing bike ride

Unity Barbershop organizes second healing bike ride

| May 29, 2013

FORT WAYNE—Critical healing can come in many forms through medicine, counseling, prayer—even a bicycle ride. That’s the message behind the Second Community Healing Bike Ride. The 20-mile ride is set to begin 10 a.m., June 8 at Unity Barbershop, 921 E. Pontiac St.

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Man shot to death on Oliver Street

| May 21, 2013

FORT WAYNE—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.

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