Fatal Shooting Investigation

For Immediate Release


Fatal Shooting Investigation


Date: 5/18/2020

Location: 3323 Timberhill Dr.

Time: 03:39 AM


On May 18th, 2020, at 03:39am, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 3323 Timberhill Dr; Woodview Manor Apartments on a report of a vehicle driving into one of the buildings. Officers arrived on scene and located a male driver inside the vehicle. The driver appeared to be suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. The driver was immediately taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Information from the initial investigation indicates the vehicle drove off Hobson Rd and into building 3329. The damage to the building did not compromise the structure and was considered to be very minor. The 4 door Chrysler also sustained damage to the front end. It appears there was a second occupant in the vehicle. Witnesses stated they saw a male fleeing from the vehicle after it collided into the building. The passenger is being considered a person of interest. No other injuries were reported at this time.

The Fort Wayne Police Homicide Team are currently investigating the incident. Crime scene technicians are processing the scene, searching for and collecting evidence. Investigators are canvassing the area for additional witnesses.

The name of the decedent will be released by the Allen County Coroner’s Office. This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecutors Office. Information will be made available as it becomes appropriate to do so.

The Fort Wayne Police department is asking if anyone has information regarding this incident to please contact the Fort Wayne Police Department at 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 436-7867.

Officer Paul Meitz
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department