Death Investigation January 14, 2018

For Immediate Release

Death Investigation


Date: January 14, 2017


Time: 12:52 AM


Location: 4200 S. Hanna St.



Juvenile Female / Serious Condition


Adult Male / Serious Condition


Adult Female / Deceased



Details: On January 14, 2018, at 12:52 AM, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to report of shooting at the gas station located in the 4200 block of S. Hanna St. Officers arrived, and located a juvenile female inside of the gas station, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound(s). She was determined to be in serious condition, and remains in serious condition at a local hospital. Officers also located an adult female inside a vehicle parked in the parking lot, suffering from apparent gunshot wound(s). This female was initially determined to be in critical condition, and was taken to a local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased. Finally, several minutes later, dispatch received a call from a male in the 4500 block of S. Monroe St. who said he was also shot at this gas station, and ran to the address on Monroe St. This male remains in serious to good condition.


Initial information indicates that some type of disturbance occurred in the parking lot, leading to the shots being fired, at which point the juvenile female ran into the gas station to seek help and the adult male fled the area to Monroe St.


Detectives are currently canvassing the area, searching for any witnesses. Crime scene technicians are processing the scene, searching for and collecting any evidence. The adult male and juvenile female will both be interviewed as soon as possible, but as of now there is no suspect information.


Investigators are hoping that surveillance footage from several nearby businesses will contribute to this investigation.


The exact cause and manner of death, as well as the identity of the deceased, will be released when appropriate by the Allen County Coroner’s Office. Anyone with any 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 Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.
Chris Felton

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department