Critical Stabbing Investigation 4/16/2017

For Immediate Release


April 16, 2017

Critical Stabbing Investigation

Date:      04/16/2017

Time:       3:54 AM

Location: 7911 Decatur Road, Arbors of South Towne Square Apartments

Victim:     Adult Male


On Sunday, 04/16/2017, at approximately 3:54 AM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 7911 Decatur Road, Arbors of South Towne Square Apartments, reference a stabbing.  Officers arrived on scene and located the male/adult victim inside an apartment. The victim appeared to be suffering from an apparent stab wound(s) to the chest. Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition.

Preliminary information indicates the victim was inside an apartment with family and friends. An argument led to the suspect retrieving a knife and stabbing the victim. Witnesses reported the suspect fled the scene on foot prior to the officer’s arrival. Patrol officers in the southeast quadrant later located the suspect and he is detained at this time. Detectives are interviewing witnesses that were inside the apartment at the time of the stabbing. Detectives will interview the suspect and determine if criminal charges will be pursued. Crime Scene Technicians are processing the scene and collecting evidence. This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. There are no additional details at this time.

Assisting Agencies: City of Fort Wayne Fire Department, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority

Officer Jason Anthony
Public Information Officer
City of Fort Wayne Police Department