Death Investigation

For Immediate Release
May 30, 2019
Death Investigation

Date: 05/30/2019

Time: 1:16 AM

Location: 800 Buchanan Street

Victim: Adult Female


On Thursday, 05/30/2019, at approximately 1:16 AM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 800 block of Buchanan Street reference an armed robbery. Officers arrived on scene and spoke with the original complainant/victim of the armed robbery. While canvassing the area where the robbery occurred, officers located a female/adult victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound(s). The victim was located under a pavilion behind the Chapel Oaks Apartment leasing office. Paramedics pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

Preliminary information indicates the armed robbery and death investigation are related incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867.

This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Coroner’s Office, and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The Allen County Coroner’s Office will release the victim’s identity along with the cause and manner of death. There are no additional details at this time.

Assisting Agencies: Fort Wayne Fire Department and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority

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