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Late Night Shooting Investigation / 5629 St. Joe Road, Piere's Complex

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Late Night Shooting Investigation


Date/Time of Incident:          Oct 21, 2011 / 11:49 p.m.

Location of Incident:             5629 St. Joe Rd.; Pierre’s Night Club Complex

Victim:                                    Three males of Fort Wayne all in Fair Condition


On Friday, October 21, 2011 at approximately 3:00 a.m. the Fort Wayne Police responded to the sound of gunfire in the Pierre’s Night Club Complex parking lot, 5629 St. Joe Rd., Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Upon further observation several cars were leaving the parking lot at high rates of speed and numerous people were scattering the area.  Officers were directed to the rear of 2728 Northgate Blvd. and observed a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  He was transported to a local hospital.


A short time later two other male victims arrived at a local hospital suffering from apparent gunshot wounds who were also at the location of the incident in or around Pierre’s Night Club Complex and the location of the victim found first on Northgate Blvd., which is a property adjacent to the Night Club.  The victims were all in fair condition.   Preliminary investigation indicates that there was a disturbance between the parties involved prior to the gunfire.


The Fort Wayne Police Department Investigative Bureau and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office have persons of interested identified in regard to the incident and this investigation is ongoing. 


Three arrests were made through the course of the investigation on individuals involved, but on unrelated charges to this incident.  The individuals arrested based on Probable Cause Affidavits that were on file are following.  The first two subjects were also victims, the last subjected listed was a witness to this incident.


DYTRELL ALLEN, 20 year old, male/black of Fort Wayne, Charged with Aggravated Battery from an incident on October 7, 2011


HENRY PURIFOY, III, 20 year old, male/black of Fort Wayne, Charged with Robbery from an incident on October 17, 2011


SIRTHOMAS BILLINGSLEY, 18 year old, male/black of Fort Wayne, Charged with Criminal Recklessness and Aggravated Battering from an incident on October 17, 2011


Liza Thomas

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

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