Death Investigation November 28, 2016

For Immediate Release

November 28, 2016

Death Investigation


Date:        11/28/2016


Time:        9:52 PM


Location:  6100 Holgate Drive


Victim:     Male / Deceased




On Monday, 11/28/2016, at approximately 9:52 PM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of 6100 Holgate Drive reference an unknown problem call for service.  A citizen called police to report he heard a loud bang and witnessed a male subject running from the area.  The citizen advised he then heard a male voice screaming for help.  Officers arrived on scene and located a vehicle parked in the middle of a field just north of 6100 Holgate Drive.  The male victim in the driver’s seat of the vehicle appeared to be suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his head.  The victim was the sole occupant inside the vehicle when officers arrived.  Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition.  Upon arriving at the hospital, the victim was pronounced deceased by a physician.


Preliminary information indicates the shooting occurred in the rear parking lot of the Cassellwood Apartments located in the 6100 block of Holgate Drive.  It appears the victim accelerated and drove northbound through the parking lot and into the field after being shot.  Detectives are currently going door to door speaking with residents in the nearby apartment buildings.  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