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Fatal Shooting Investigation, 1500 Gardendale Ave, May 17, 2012

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Update: Fatal Shooting Investigation

Date/Time of Incident:   May 17, 2012 / 9:13 p.m.

Location of Incident:     1500 Gardendale Ave

Victim:                          Male, age 23


The City of Fort Wayne Police Department continues to investigate a fatal shooting that occurred on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at approximately 9:13 p.m. in the 1500 block of Gardendale Avenue.  At the scene, responding officers located a male adult subject inside a home suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound(s).  The victim was declared deceased at the scene by paramedics.


At this time, the investigation has revealed that the victim was in a vehicle outside of the home when a male subject approached the vehicle.  At that time, the victim fled the vehicle and ran into the home with the male subject following close behind.  It was further reported that there was the sound of gunfire, and that immediately after, a male subject was seen fleeing from the home.  At this time we have not identified a motive, and we have very little 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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