For Immediate Release
November 30, 2016
Fatal Shooting Investigation
Time: 1:42 AM
Location: South Lafayette Street
and South Clinton Street
Victim: Male / Deceased
On Wednesday, 11/30/2016, at approximately 1:42 AM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of South Lafayette Street and South Clinton Street reference a shooting. Several citizens called dispatch to report a male was lying in the middle of the roadway. Officers arrived on scene and located the male victim lying on the Marathon gas station parking lot at 4226 South Lafayette Street. The victim was unresponsive and appeared to be suffering from an apparent gunshot wound(s). Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition. Upon arriving at the hospital, the victim was pronounced deceased by a physician.
Officers observed a vehicle parked on the gas station parking lot. The driver’s door was standing open and the quarter glass on the front driver’s side window was shattered. Initial information indicates the victim was sitting in the driver’s seat when the shooting occurred. It is unknown if the shooting took place on the gas station parking lot or if the victim drove to the gas station after being shot. Detectives are currently reviewing the surveillance video from the gas station and nearby businesses in attempt to determine where the shooting occurred. 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