Robbery Investigation, Officer Involved Shooting / 900 Goshen Ave, Little Caesar's Pizza
For Immediate Release: December 26, 2011
City of Fort Wayne Police Department
Armed Robbery Investigation / Officer Involved Shooting Investigation
Off-Duty Officer Fires Upon Robbery Suspect
Date/Time: December 26, 2011 / 6:23 p.m.
Location: 900 Goshen Avenue
Business: Little Caesar's Pizza Restaurant
Suspect Description: Male/White; last seen wearing dark-colored clothing, black hat, scarf, and sunglasses, armed with a handgun; injuries to the robbery suspect are unknown at this time.
Suspect Vehicle: small, dark-colored vehicle; possibly having a shattered rear window.
The City of Fort Wayne Police Department is presently investigating a report of an armed robbery wherein an off-duty officer who was in the immediate area when the incident occurred became involved and fired upon the robbery suspect.
The incident occurred on Monday, December 26, 2011 at approximately 6:23 p.m. in the 900 block of Goshen Avenue, Little Caesar's Pizza. A male white subject reportedly robbed the business at gunpoint and then fled to a waiting vehicle on a nearby street. An off-duty officer who was in the immediate area when as the incident unfolded became involved and fired upon the robbery suspect. At this time, the robbery suspect has not been apprehended, and his injuries are unknown.
Witnesses reported hearing gunfire, and then seeing a small dark-colored vehicle with dimmed lights fleeing the area eastbound on Russell Avenue.
There were no injuries reported at the scene. Anyone with information reference this investigation is asked to contact the City of Fort Wayne Police Department or CrimeStoppers at (260) 436-STOP. This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.