Death Investigations September 11, 2016

For Immediate Release

September 11, 2016

Death Investigation


Date: 09/11/2016

Time: 3:55 AM

Location: 3000 Holton Ave


Victims:                Adult male/deceased

Adult female/deceased

Adult female/deceased

Adult female/critical condition



On Sunday, September 11, 2016, at 3:55AM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 3000 block of Holton Ave on an unknown problem. Officers arrived and located four victims inside the residence; two females and one male who were pronounced deceased on the scene, and one female who was taken to a local hospital in critical condition where she remains in critical condition.


The only information currently available is that someone inside the home called 911 reporting hearing gunshots. At this time, it is unknown whether the victims were indeed shot or stabbed, or what exact injuries they received. Investigators are currently working to piece together what transpired inside this home. There is no suspect information. There were a few witnesses who were possibly inside the home when this incident occurred, and they are at the police station being interviewed. Crime scene units and detectives are processing the scene, searching for any other witnesses and evidence.  Investigators are hoping to speak with the female at the hospital as early as possible to begin piecing this incident together. It is unknown if this incident is related to any other homicides.


The exact cause and manner of deaths, as well as identities, will be released by the Allen County Coroner’s Office.


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 Coroner’s Office, and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.


Assisting Agencies:  City of Fort Wayne Fire Department, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority.


Officer Chris Felton

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department