Death Investigation July 15, 2018

For Immediate Release

July 15, 2018

Death Investigation/Shooting Investigation


Date: July 15, 2018


Time: 7:28 pm


Location: 200 Blk of E. Masterson


Victim(s): 1 Adult Male (Deceased) and 1 Adult Male (Serious)


Suspect(s): None at this time




On July 15, 2015 at 7:28 pm Officers from the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 200 Blk of E. Masterson in reference to a reported shooting. Officers were advised that the caller stated that there was a shooting that had taken place and that there was a victim on the ground.


Prior to Officers arriving on scene they were getting additional calls stating that this was a Drive-By shooting and that the suspects had fled the scene in a vehicle.


Upon Officers arrival on scene they located 2 adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds, The first victim was initially listed in critical condition and the second victim was listed initially in serious condition. Both victims were transported by Paramedics to a local hospital. A short time later Officers were advised that the victim listed in critical condition had now been pronounced deceased.


While Officers were on scene at Masterson they were advised that there had been 2 victims walk into a local hospital suffering from gunshot wounds and their conditions were not given at this time. There was no information given as to whether these victims were related to the incident on Masterson.


Detectives were called to the scene as well as Crime Scene Technicicans. Detectives began to speak with neighboring homes as well as any possible witnesses and Crime Scene Technicians began to process the scene for any possible evidence. Detectives also responded to the hospital to speak with the victims that walked into the hospital to see if they were involved in this incident as well or if it was a separate incident.


Detectives are asking that anyone that may have any information regarding this incident to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260)427-1222 or Allen County Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867.


The identity of the victim as well as the cause and manner of death will be released at a later time by the Allen County Coroner’s Office after the Family has been notified.


This incident is being investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Coroner’s Office, and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.


Agencies assisting in this incident was the Fort Wayne Fire Department and the Three Rivers Ambulance Authority.



Officer Mark A. Bieker

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department