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Homicide Investigation/Attempted Robbery West Packard Ave at South Wayne Ave June 1 2013

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For Immediate Release: June 1, 2013

Contact: Office of Public Information 260-427-1343

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

Homicide Investigation / Attempted Robbery


Date/Time of Incident: June 1, 2013 at 11:01 p.m.

Location of Incident: West Packard Avenue at South Wayne Avenue


Deceased Subject: Jaquese N. Dandridge, age 18, Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, Ind - On June 1, 2013 at 11:01 p.m., officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department were dispatched to a call of a shooting at West Packard at South Wayne Street. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers spoke with witnesses at the scene. Initial reports indicate that an adult male was on or near the front porch of his private residence, which is near the intersection of West Packard and South Wayne Street, when he was approached by two male subjects. The two subjects then attempted to rob the resident. The resident, an adult male, was armed with a handgun and fired several rounds striking the adult subject several times.


The second subject fled on foot and was last seen running northbound in the neighborhood and was reported to have been wearing a blue South Pole hooded jacket, black shorts, black socks and flip-flop shoes. The resident, during the engagement was also shot in the foot. The resident was treated at a local hospital and is reported to be in good condition. The resident immediately called the police to report the incident.


The male subject was pronounced dead at the scene. A weapon was recovered near the body of the deceased subject.


Detectives, representatives of the Allen County Coroner's Office and Allen County Prosecutor's Office were notified and arrived to investigate. More information is expected after an autopsy is performed.


Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact The Fort Wayne Police Department or Crime Stoppers.


Sgt. Mark Brooks

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

For Release: June 3, 2013

Contact: 260-427-1343


Homicide Investigation/Attempted Robbery

Second Robbery Suspect, Juvenile, Apprehended


Date/Time of Incident: June 1, 2013 at 11:01 p.m.

Location of Incident: West Packard at South Wayne Avenue.


Deceased: Jaquese N. Dandridge, male/age18, Fort Wayne


Arrested:        Juvenile male, age 16;

Charge(s):      1. Attempted Armed Robbery

                      2. Battery


Fort Wayne, Ind – During the course of the investigation, information was obtained as to the identity of the second robbery suspect who fled the scene at West Packard Avenue and South Wayne Avenue.  He was taken into custody by Fort Wayne Police without incident late yesterday evening and transported to the Allen County Juvenile Center on charges of attempted armed robbery, and battery.  Since the arrested is a juvenile, his identity is exempt from disclosure at this time.
The weapon that Dandridge was in possession of was discovered to be an airsoft-type handgun.  
This incident remains under investigation with the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.  There is nothing further at this time.


Raquel Foster

City of Fort Wayne Police Department



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