Police Action Discharge of Weapon February 21, 2017

 

For Immediate Release

February 22, 2017

Police Action Discharge of Weapon

 

Date:                                     Wednesday, February 22, 2017

 

Time:                                    8:05 p.m.

 

Location:                            2800 S. Anthony Boulevard Rear Alley

 

Suspects:                             2 Males in Custody, 1 at Large

 

Details:

 

Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a 911 call reporting three armed individuals with handguns in the 3000 block of Alexander Street. As officers were coming into the area they were being updated to the reported location of the three armed suspects.

 

A uniformed officer in a marked cruiser turned south into an alley in the 2800 block of S. Anthony Boulevard. As he entered the alley he observed the three armed suspects and drove toward their location. Our officer exited his vehicle drew his weapon and in a loud and direct manner ordered them to drop their firearms. The armed suspects ran west through an open lot toward the 2800 block of S. Anthony Boulevard. At the same time an additional responding uniformed officer in his marked cruiser arrived positioning himself in the path of the fleeing armed suspects. Seeing this officer, the three suspects reversed their direction running back toward our officer in the alley. As they ran toward him he gave multiple orders instructing them to drop their firearms. The three armed suspects continued running in his direction. In fear of his life the officer discharged his weapon. The three suspects continued running however officers were able to eventually apprehend two of the suspects. The third suspect is still at large. Two firearms have been recovered at the scene. It should be noted there is no indication of anyone being struck by the officer’s round.

 

As is protocol the department’s shooting team was called to the scene as was our detective bureau to investigate this incident. This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecutor’s office.

 

Michael Joyner

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department