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Death Investigation April 5, 2014

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Death Investigation


Incident Date: 04/05/2014

Incident Time:  5:14 p.m.

Incident Location:  2000 Gladstone Dr.


Victim: Adult Male/Deceased


Fort Wayne, IN: On April 5, 2014, at 5:14p.m., Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a disturbance at a home in the 2000 block of Gladstone Dr. Upon arrival, Officers located an adult male who was unconscious and unresponsive. Medics took the victim to a local hospital in critical condition, where he was later pronounced deceased by hospital staff.


The preliminary investigation so far has revealed a fight took place between two adult males. At this time the nature of the fight is unclear, as is the role of the fight in causing the male's death, as detectives are currently interviewing witnesses and anyone involved. Police have a person of interest detained who is also currently being questioned. This person has not been charged with anything as of yet, and it is too early to tell if charges will be filed or not. Detectives are working to establish a relationship between those involved and the deceased, what led up to the altercation, any motives, etc. At these early stages, gang activity is NOT suspected. Other witnesses were transported to the police station, and are currently waiting to be interviewed by detectives.


Crime Scene units are currently processing the scene, as detectives and officers continue to interview anyone who may have been present or has any information.


The Allen County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the deceased, as well as the cause and manner of death.


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


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


Officer Chris Felton

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

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