Death Investigation July 7, 2017

For Immediate Release

July 7, 2017

Death Investigation


Date:        07/07/2017


Time:        3:09 AM


Location:  2700 Abbott Street


Victim:     Adult Male / Deceased




On Friday, 07/07/2017, at approximately 3:09 AM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 2700 block of Abbott Street reference a shooting.  Officers arrived on scene and located a male/adult victim lying in the street.  The victim was unresponsive and appeared to be suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his chest.  Paramedics pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.


Preliminary information indicates there was a disturbance at a nearby residence prior to the shooting.  Detectives are currently interviewing witnesses and speaking with residents in the neighborhood.  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