Death Investigation January 11, 2017

For Immediate Release

January 11, 2017

Death Investigation


Date:                           Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Time:                          9:19 PM


Location:                    2100 Sherman Blvd


Victim:                  Adult Female/ Deceased




On January 11, 2017, at 9:19pm, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to several reports of gunshots in the 2100 block of Sherman Blvd. A caller then reported seeing a person lying in the alley in rear of a home. Officers arrived and located an adult female suffering from apparent gunshot wound(s). She was initially said to be in critical condition, but later pronounced deceased by paramedics.


It is currently unknown what led up to this shooting, as there are no known witnesses at this time.  A K9 track was attempted but was unsuccessful at locating anyone or anything of value. Detectives are going door to door, hoping to gather more information and locate possible witnesses. They are also hoping that surveillance cameras from any number of nearby businesses may have captured something. Crime scene personnel are searching the area for evidence.


Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police department or Crime Stoppers.


The identity as well as the exact cause and manner of death will be released by the Allen County Coroner’s Office. This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and then Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.


Chris Felton

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police