For Immediate Release
November 23, 2017
Time: 8:10 PM
Location: Meijer Gas Station
6327 Lima Road
Victim: Adult Male / Deceased
On Thursday, 11/23/2017, at approximately 8:10 PM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the Meijer Gas Station located at 6327 Lima Road reference a holdup alarm. Officers arrived on scene and located the male/adult gas station attendant lying behind the sales counter suffering from an apparent gunshot wound(s). Paramedics pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.
Preliminary information indicates the suspect entered the gas station with a firearm and was attempting to commit an armed robbery when the shooting occurred. Another gas station employee was working inside the cooler area of the gas station at the time of the shooting and was not injured. There were no customers inside the gas station when the incident occurred.
The suspect is described as a male/white, approximately 17 to 20 years old, thin build, and approximately 5’8” to 5’11” tall. The suspect was wearing a red long sleeved Air Jordan T-shirt, black baggy jeans, black shoes, and a black stocking cap with yellow writing on it. The suspect was last seen running northwest through the Meijer parking lot towards the garden center area.
Detectives are currently interviewing potential witnesses and reviewing surveillance video from the gas station and nearby businesses. Detectives have obtained still surveillance photographs of a person of interest regarding this investigation. The photographs are attached to this press release. The Fort Wayne Police Department is requesting the media release these photographs to the public as soon as possible. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222 or simply dial 911.
The Allen County Coroner’s Office will release the deceased identity along with the cause and manner of death. 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