Disturbance at 500 Berwyn Lane Escalates to Gun Fire, One in Police Custody
For Immediate Release: July 8, 2011City of Fort Wayne Police DepartmentContact: Officer Raquel FosterOffice of Public Informationraquel.firstname.lastname@example.org(260) 427-1343
Disturbance Escalates to Gun Fire
Male Adult in Police Custody
Date/Time of Incident: July 8, 2011, 12:43 p.m.
Location of Incident: 500 Berwyn Lane
Victim: Male Adult, Serious Condition
On Friday, July 8, 2011, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 500 block of Berwyn Lane reference a disturbance with possible gun fire. Officers arrived on the scene and in a home in the 500 block of Berwyn Lane they located a male adult subject suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wound(s). The victim was transported from the scene in serious condition to a local hospital.
A second subject who was involved fled the scene on foot. Witnesses provided officers with a description of that subject, and a Canine Unit began a track. The Canine Unit and his partner successfully tracked the suspect to a home in the 6700 block of John Street where officers took him into custody without incident.
Preliminary information suggests a disturbance amongst neighbors precipitated the gun fire. Witnesses and other parties involved are presently being interviewed by detectives. The incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Raquel R. Foster
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department