Shooting Investigation

May 29, 2017

For Immediate Release


Date: May 29, 2017


Time: 10:38 PM


Location: 9600 St Joe Center Rd


Victim:     Adult Male / Stable Condition


Details: On May 29, 2017, at 10:38 PM, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 9600 block of St. Joe Center Rd on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located an adult male inside the home, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male was initially determined to be in serious condition, and was taken to a local hospital where he was downgraded to critical condition, but then later upgraded to stable condition.


Initial information indicates the male victim and an adult female were inside the home, and something happened that caused the female to shoot the male. It is currently unknown what led to the disturbance and the shot(s) being fired, or what the relationship is between the male and female. However, it does appear that they are familiar with each other. Investigators are also working to determine if the male and female live at or are associated with the residence, and if anyone else was present. The female is currently at the police station being questioned by detectives to better understand her role, and what transpired.


Detectives will be going door to door, searching for anyone who may have seen anything or have any information. Crime scene units will be processing the scene, searching for and collecting any evidence.


After the investigation is complete, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office will decide if any charges are appropriate, and what those charges would be, if so.


This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.


Chris Felton

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department