Death Investigation October16, 2017

For Immediate Release

October 16, 2017

Death Investigation

Date:                     October 16, 2017

Time:                     3:01 am

Location:              4200 S. Clinton St.

Victims:                Adult male / deceased

Adult female / serious condition


On October 15, 2017, at 3:01am, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were in the area of Lafayette St. and Mckinnie Ave. when they heard gunshots coming from a parking lot on the west side of the 4200 block of S. Clinton St. Officers checked the lot and located an adult male and adult female suffering from apparent gunshot wound(s).  The female was initially determined to be in serious condition, and the male was initially determined to be in critical condition. Both were taken to a local hospital where the female remains in serious condition, and the male was later pronounced deceased.


Detectives are still trying to determine what led to the shooting. Investigators will be searching for and interviewing any witnesses. Crime scene units will be processing the scene, searching for and collecting any evidence. There are several businesses in the area, so detectives will be checking for any surveillance footage.

There is no suspect information available, and the relationship between the victims is also currently unknown.

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

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

Chris Felton

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department