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Fatal Shooting Investigation E Lewis St & S Hanna St June 9 2013

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For Release: June 9, 2013

Contact: (260) 427-1343

 

Fatal Shooting Investigation

 

Incident Date/Time: June 9, 2013 / 03:11 A.M.

Incident Location: E. Lewis St. and S. Hanna St.

Victim: Adult/Male, Deceased

 

 

Fort Wayne, Ind. – On June 9, 2013 at approximately 03:11 A.M., the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of E. Lewis St. and S. Hanna St. on a report of a male shot. Officers arrived and located an adult male lying in the parking lot of the American Legion, suffering from apparent gunshot wound(s). Officers tended to the victim until relieved by Fort Wayne Fire Department and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority personnel. Medics transported the male to a local hospital in critical condition, where he was later pronounced deceased.

 

Information available at this time indicates the victim had gotten into an argument inside the American Legion earlier in the evening with unknown subjects, but the argument was suppressed. A short time later, the victim exited the bar and was shot as he was standing next to a vehicle.

 

It is unknown at this time if the assailant was lying in wait, if the suspects were involved in the original argument, or what exactly transpired.

 

There are currently no suspect or vehicle descriptions, and no one is currently in custody. Detectives and crime scene personnel continue to search the area, identifying and processing evidence, and seeking out and interviewing witnesses. Any nearby businesses with video surveillance will be reviewed for any potential evidence.

 

The exact cause and manner of death, as well as the identity of the victim, will be released by the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

 

The incident remains under investigation by 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.

 

Assisting Agencies: Fort Wayne Fire Department, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority

 

Chris Felton

City of Fort Wayne Police Department


 

For release: July 1, 2013

Contact: (260) 427-1343

 

Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation

 

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Fort Wayne Police have made an arrest in connection with the June 9, 2013 shooting death of Jabron Q. Totton.  Late Friday, officers located Eric Jermaine Smith (age 36, Fort Wayne) and took him into custody without incident.  Smith was transported to the Allen County Jail on a murder charge.  The 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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