For Immediate Release




Date: 5/19/2020

Location: Avondale Dr and Pettit Ave

Time: 4:13 PM


On May 19th, 2020 at approximately 4:13 PM dispatch received a call from the Phillips 66 gas station at Calhoun and Pettit Ave in reference to a shooting of an adult male. Officers arrived on scene and found one victim with gunshot wounds. Shortly after the initial call a second call was received at dispatch for a possible shooting at Avondale Dr. and Pettit Ave.

Initial investigation learned the victim was shot at the Avondale Dr. and Pettit Ave area. He then drove to the gas station where dispatched received the first call. Police and medics arrived on scene. The victim was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. He later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and was declared deceased. During the investigation a juvenile male was taken into custody as a person of interest. He is currently being interviewed.

Detectives are still canvasing the area for additional witnesses, evidence, and are attempting to review any security camera footage at the earliest opportunity.  

The incident is being investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecutors Office. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Fort Wayne Police Department at 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 436-7867.


Paul Meitz

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department