Death Investigation April 24, 2017

Death Investigation Investigation


For Immediate Release


Date: April 24, 2017


Time:  0101hrs


Location: 4900 Mount Vernon Park Dr


Victim:    Adult Male / Deceased

Adult Male / Critical Condition


Details: On April 24, 2017, at 010hrs, the Fort Wayne Police Dept responded to the 4900 block of Mount Vernon Park Dr on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located two adult males suffering from gunshot wounds. Paramedics pronounced one male deceased, and took the other male to a local hospital in critical condition, where he remains in critical condition.


Initial information indicates the two males were sitting inside a vehicle that was parked in a driveway when gunfire erupted from outside of the vehicle. It is unknown what led to the gunfire, or if the victims were the intended targets. There were no witnesses on scene besides the two males involved.

Detectives are going door to door, attempting to locate anyone who may have seen anything. Crime scene investigators are searching for and collecting evidence.


A K9 track was attempted, but did not locate anything of interest. There is no other information available at this time.


The exact cause and manner of death of the deceased, as well as the decedent’s identity, will be released by the Allen County Coroner’s Officer. This remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Coroner’s Office, and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.


Chris Felton

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department