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Fatal Shooting Investigation, 3700 Bowser Ave, May 17, 2012

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Update: Fatal Shooting Investigation 

Date/Time of Incident:   May 17, 2012 / 6:50 p.m.

Location of Incident:     3700 Bowser Ave

Victim:                          Male, age 20; deceased at the scene.

The City of Fort Wayne Police Department continues to investigate a fatal shooting that occurred on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at approximately 6:50 p.m. at a home in the 3700 block of Bowser Avenue.  At the scene, responding officers located a male adult subject suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound(s).  The victim was declared deceased at the scene by paramedics.


Investigators and officers interviewed many people in the area and have received little information in the way of suspect information.  At this time, the investigation has revealed that the victim was visiting acquaintances at a home in the 3700 block of Bowser Avenue, and while he was outside of the home waiting for a ride, he was fired upon.  Witnesses in the area have reported seeing a male subject running away from the area, and witnesses have reported seeing a vehicle leaving the area shortly after the incident occurred but no specific information has been received with regard to possible suspect information.  

Investigators are asking that anyone with information about this fatal shooting contact the City of Fort Wayne Police Department at 260 427-1222, or Crime Stoppers at 260 436-STOP, 260 436-7867.

This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Coroner’s Office, and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Raquel Foster

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

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