Death Investigation November 12, 2016


For Immediate Release

November 12, 2016

Death Investigation


Date:                           Saturday, November 12, 2016


Time:                           9:30 p.m.


Location:                    719 Walnut Street


Deceased:                   Female (Pronounced Deceased at 9:50 p.m.)




Fort Wayne police responded to St. Joseph Hospital at approximately 9:30 p.m. after hospital officials called to report that a female victim had been brought to their facility suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Investigators have interviewed the individual that transported the victim to the hospital and was told that an incident took place in the rear yard of 719 Walnut Street.


Detectives are presently holding 719 Walnut Street trying to establish if in fact this location is a crime scene. The Allen County Coroner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine a cause and manner of death as well will release the female’s name when appropriate to do so.


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


Michael Joyner

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department