Officer Involved Shooting October 27, 2017

Subject: Officer Involved Shooting


Officer Involved Shooting


For Immediate Release

Date: 10/27/2017

Time:  4:30pm

Location:  3100 Elmdale Dr.

Suspect: Adult Male / Serious Condition



On October 27, 2017, at 4:30pm, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 3100 block of Elmdale Dr. on a report of a domestic disturbance with weapons. Officers arrived on the scene, and were inside the home, attempting to resolve the situation.


At some point, the adult male suspect began to resist and fight with officers. During the fight, officers were knocked to the ground, and while at least one officer was on the ground, something happened that led to shots being fired, and the adult male was struck. The adult male was taken to a local hospital in serious condition, where he remains in serious condition, and the officers were taken to a local hospital to be checked out regarding suffering minor injuries.


Investigators are currently on the scene, speaking with any witnesses, and crime scene technicians are attempting to locate and collect evidence. The officers involved in this incident as well as the suspect will be interviewed at the earliest appropriate time.


The identities of those involved will be released when appropriate to do so. There is no further information at this time.


Chris Felton

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department