Death Investigation December 23, 2017

For Immediate Release

December 23, 2017

Death Investigation


Date:        12/23/2017


Time:        3:20 AM


Location:  1500 Oxford Street


Victim:     Male / Deceased

Male / Critical Condition




On Saturday, 12/23/2017, at approximately 3:20 AM, officers on routine patrol in the southeast quadrant of the city heard several gunshots being fired in the area of Oxford Street.  Officers responded and began to canvass the area.  Within minutes dispatch received a call reference a shooting in the 1500 block of Oxford Street.  Officers arrived and located two male victims inside a residence.  Both victims appeared to suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  Paramedics pronounced one of the victims deceased at the scene.  The other victim was transported to a local hospital in serious condition.  Upon arriving at the hospital, the victim was downgraded to critical condition by a physician.


Detectives are currently interviewing potential witnesses and speaking with residents in the neighborhood.  Crime Scene Technicians are processing the scene and collecting evidence.


The Allen County Coroner’s Office will release the deceased identity along with the cause and manner of death.  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 Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the Allen County Coroner’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