Shots Fired Investigation July 7, 2017


For Immediate Release

July 7, 2017

Shots Fired Investigation


Date:                                     Friday, July 7, 2017


Time:                                    8:00 a.m.


Location:                            820 E. Berry Street


Arrested:                             Ali H. Sultan M/18

Active Warrant




Allen County police officers driving through the area of 900 E. Washington Boulevard heard approximately two shots fired and when they turned their attention to the area of Francis and E. Berry Streets they observed a male carrying what they believed to be an AK47 style assault rifle. The officers continued to observe the individual as he made his way to a home in the 800 block of E. Berry Street. Responding units from the Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police set up a safe perimeter around a home located at 820 E. Berry Street. After securing the immediate area Fort Wayne police brought in our EST and CRT teams to effectively handle the situation.


Officers were successful in having several individuals exit the home without incident. A search warrant was obtained and members of the EST Team entered the home, did not find any additional individuals but did recover two AK47 style assault rifles and one handgun.


One of the individuals that exited the home was found to have an active warrant for his arrest out of Allen County. Fort Wayne police detectives are actively interviewing those removed from the home in an attempt to identify the shooter. Additional charges and or arrests are pending at this time. 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