Officer Involved Shooting May 22, 2019

For Immediate Release
May 22, 2019
Officer Involved Shooting

Date: Wednesday May 22, 2019

Time: 2:01am

Location: Reed and Baxter


Officers were patrolling the area of Reed Street and Baxter Street when they heard shots fired in the vicinity of that location. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that was in the immediate area. The vehicle fled from officers and a vehicle pursuit began. A short time after the vehicle pursuit started the suspect vehicle crashed into what appeared to be a vacant house in the area of 3600 Oliver Street.

During this incident at least one shot was fired. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. Cause of death will be determined by the Allen County Coroner’s Office. No officers were injured. The case remains under investigation by The Fort Wayne Police Department, Indiana State Police, Allen County Prosecutor’s Office and Allen County Coroner’s Office.

Sofia Rosales-Scatena
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department