Death Investigation May 19, 2017

Death Investigation

May 19, 2017

For Immediate Release


Date:  May 19, 2017


Time:  12:18 am


Location: 900 Francis St


Victim:     Adult Male / Deceased


Details:  On Friday, May 19, 2017, at 12:18 am, the Fort Wayne Police Department received reports of gunshots in the 900 block of Francis St. Officers arrived to search the area, and located an adult male down on the ground next to the intersection of Francis St. and E. Washington Blvd. The male appeared to be suffering from gunshot wounds, and was initially found to be in critical condition, but was later pronounced deceased by paramedics while still at the scene.


Detectives are currently going door to door, searching for anyone who may have witnessed the incident. Crime Scene units are canvassing the area, trying to locate any evidence or objects of value. A K9 unit is also on the scene, attempting to locate anyone who may have fled, or any items of value. Detectives will also be looking at all of the nearby businesses to see if there is any video surveillance.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police. The cause and manner of death, as well as the decedent’s identity, will be released by the Allen County Coroner.


This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, and Allen County Coroner’s Office.


Chris Felton

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department