Death Investigation January 14, 2017


For Immediate Release

January 14, 2017

Death Investigation


Date:       01/14/2017


Time:       10:49 PM


Location:  5810 Challenger Pkwy

Extended Stay America


Victim:     Adult Male / Deceased




On Saturday, 01/14/2017, at approximately 10:49 PM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 5810 Challenger Pkwy, Extended Stay America, reference gunshots being fired in the area.  Another caller reported a body was lying in the parking lot near the pool.  Officers arrived on scene and located the male/adult victim lying in the rear parking lot of the hotel.  The victim was unresponsive and appeared to be suffering from an apparent gunshot wound(s).  Paramedics pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.


Detectives are currently reviewing the surveillance video from the hotel and nearby businesses in an attempt to obtain suspect information.  Detectives are interviewing hotel guests to determine if they can provide any additional details regarding this investigation.  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