Death Investigation January 10, 2017


For Immediate Release

January 10, 2017

Death Investigation


Date:                           Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Time:                           10:55 a.m.


Location:                    Country Hearth Inn and Suites

2908 Goshen Road




Fort Wayne police responded to the Country Hearth Inn and Suites at approximately 10:55 a.m. this morning on a report that a male had been shot in one of the rooms there. Once on scene officers found an unresponsive male down in room #121. Medic and fire personnel determined the male to be deceased upon their arrival.


Investigators indicate that the male does appear to be an adult and too, they have characterized this investigation as being suspicious. It does appear that the male had rented the room on Monday, January 9th. Investigators are presently interviewing guests and Inn employees in an attempt to gain additional information that could be vital to their investigation. The Allen County Coroner’s office will release an identification, cause and manner of death when appropriate to do so.


This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Coroner’s office and the Allen County Prosecutor’s office.


Michael Joyner

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department