Death Investigation August 3, 2017


For Immediate Release

Aug 3, 2017

Shooting (Fatal) Investigation


Date: Aug 3, 2017

Time: 6:40 pm

Location: 400 block of Fairwick Lane

Victim(s): 1 Adult Male (Deceased)


On Aug 3, 2017 at 6:40 pm The Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a reported vehicle that had crashed into a tree in the parking lot in the 400 block of Fairwick Lane. Upon officers arrival they located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds inside the vehicle that was crashed into the tree. Paramedics arrived on scene and the subject was pronounced deceased.


Upon receiving this initial call officers were also advised of reported gunshots in the area. At this time there appears to have been some type of incident that led to the shooting. At this time we are unsure as to exactly what took place leading up to the apparent shooting.


Detectives were called to the scene and are going door to door trying to locate any additional witnesses and Crime Scene is on scene looking for any additional evidence. There is no suspect information available at this time. The Fort Wayne Police Department’s Detective Bureau is asking that anyone with any information concerning this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP (436-7867).


The Identity of the victim as well as the cause and manner of death will be released at a later time by the Allen County Coroner’s Office.


This incident is being investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Coroner’s Office and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.



Officer Mark A. Bieker

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department