For Immediate Release

March 26, 2021

Fatal Shooting Investigation

Date:  03/26/2021                 

Time:  10:52 PM

Location:  4600 Willard Drive  

Victim:  Male / Adult


On Friday, 03/26/2021, at approximately 10:52 PM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of Reed Road and Vance Avenue reference gunshots being fired in the area. Dispatch received numerous calls from citizens reporting the gunshots. While officers were responding to the area, dispatch received a call indicating there was a shooting victim in the 4600 block of Willard Drive. 

Officers arrived and located the male/adult victim in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. The victim was suffering from several apparent gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Officers located evidence at the intersection of Reed Road and Vance Avenue that indicates the shooting occurred there. It appears the victim drove to the area of Willard Drive before succumbing to his injuries.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office will release the deceased identity along with the cause and manner of death. 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 Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

Officer Jason Anthony
Public Information Officer
City of Fort Wayne Police Department