For Immediate Release
August 19, 2017
Time: 01:16 AM
Location: 900 E. Washington Blvd
Victim: Adult Male/Deceased
On August 19, 2017, at 01:16 AM, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to reports of gunshots in the 900 block of E. Washington Blvd. As officers were checking the area, FWPD dispatch received another call of a male who had been shot and was lying outside of an apartment building. Officers located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, and medics initially determined him to be in serious condition. After being taken to a local hospital, he was downgraded to critical condition, and then later pronounced deceased.
At this time, there are no suspect descriptions, and no known motive.
Detectives are canvassing the area, hoping to locate anyone who may have witnessed this shooting. Crime Scene technicians are processing the scene, searching for and collecting any evidence. Any surveillance footage from any of the nearby businesses will be examined.
This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office. The identity of the deceased, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Coroner’s Office. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867. There are no additional details at this time.
Officer Chris Felton
Public Information Officer
City of Fort Wayne Police Department