Felony Arrest

For Immediate Release


Felony Arrest


Date: 5/20/2020

Location: Avondale and Pettit

Time: 4:11pm

Arrested: Ronnie Miles Jr M/B/19 DOB 10-02-2003

Charges: Murder, Felony Murder, Robbery, Criminal Recklessness

Arrested: Male Juvenile 16

Charges: Robbery, Felony Murder



This morning Fort Wayne Homicide Division along with Gang and Narcotic Units did arrest Ronnie Miles Jr as well as a juvenile (name withheld due to age). They were both arrested in connection with yesterday’s shooting homicide of Jaden Nelson M/B/19 at Avondale and Pettit around 4:11pm. The juvenile charged in this case has been in custody on unrelated charges since yesterday. These new charges were added this afternoon.

Yesterday, Jaden Nelson was shot at Avondale and Pettit for what investigators learned was a robbery involving drugs.  Nelson then drove himself to the corner of Pettit and Calhoun where he was called in as a shooting victim. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

After working through the night detectives were able to pinpoint Ronnie Miles Jr as a person of interest. This morning around 10:30am Miles was picked up and brought down for questioning by Detectives. After questioning he was charged with Murder, Felony Murder, Robbery and Criminal Recklessness. The juvenile involved was also charged with Robbery and Felony Murder.

This case is still ongoing and if anyone has additional information please call the FWPD Detective Bureau 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers 436-STOP.

Sgt Sofia Rosales-Scatena
Public Information Officer FWPD