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Death Investigation September 26, 2013

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Death Investigation



Incident Date:               09/26/2013                

Incident Time:               11:16 PM

Incident Location:         8300 Bridgeway Ln.

                                    Southbridge Apartments

Victim:                          Male / Deceased


On Thursday, 09/26/2013, at approximately 11:16 PM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 8300 block of Bridgeway Lane, Southbridge Apartments, reference a shooting.  Officers arrived on scene and located a male victim lying near the sidewalk in the 8300 block of Bridgeway Lane.  The victim was unresponsive when officers located him.  Officers observed the victim was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Paramedics arrived and pronounced the victim deceased. 


Several citizens that live in nearby apartment buildings called dispatch to report hearing gunshots.  Additional callers indicated they observed a subject lying on the ground.  Witnesses reported to police they observed two male/black subjects run around the corner of a nearby apartment building after they heard the gunshots. 


Detectives are currently interviewing potential witnesses and tenants of the nearby apartment buildings.  Crime Scene Technicians are processing the scene and collecting evidence.  No arrests have been made and there are no suspects at this time.  The Allen County Coroner’s Office will release the victim’s identity along with the cause and manner of death.      


This 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.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260)427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at (260)436-7867.


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


Officer Jason Anthony

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

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