Death Investigation December 31, 2018


Death Investigation


Date/Time of Incident:          12-31-2018  4:32 PM

Location of Incident:                         Lafayette Street & Williams Street

Victim:                                     Male Juvenile  (Deceased)



On Monday December 31, 2018 at approximately 4:32 PM officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a local hospital in reference to a male who had arrived by private means suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  A short time after arriving at the hospital, the male was pronounced deceased.


Investigators spoke with possible witnesses who advised that the shooting is believed to have occurred near the intersection of Lafayette Street and Williams Street. It is believed that the victim was inside a vehicle as he was shot. Crime Scene Technicians arrived in the area and located several shell casings in the street.


At this time there is no suspect information or vehicle information.  Investigators are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department Detective Bureau at 427-1201 or call Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP.



The identity of the victim as well as the exact cause and manner of death will be released by the Allen County Coroners Office. This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Prosecutors Office, and the Allen County Coroners Office.



John Chambers

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department