For Immediate Release

Date: July 17, 2020

Location: 2826 Genessee Avenue Fort Wayne

Time: 4:05 pm


Attempt to locate shooting suspect: Jeremy Clayton Elder Jr. M/H age 23, 6’1” tall, approximately 220 pounds, long dark hair and a large tattoo above his right eye.

On July 17, 2020 at approximately 7:40 am officers were called to the area of Third and Barthold streets for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located the male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim reported a male had shot him and fled the area on foot and gave a brief description of the shooter as a male hispanic in his twenties with long dark hair. and facial tattoos. Initial reports indicated the victim didn’t know the identity of the person who shot him. The victim was treated and released from a local hospital.

A short time later at approximately 12:30 pm officers were called to St. Joseph hospital for the report of a male who walked into the hospital with an apparent gunshot wound. This victim reported that he had been with a subject he met earlier and for an unknown reason, shot him while they were in the area of the 1400 block of Fourth Street. The victim then drove himself to the hospital. The victim spoke with Detectives from the Fort Wayne Police Department and reportedly identified the suspect as 23 year old Jeremy Elder Jr. The description given by the victim and a witness from the first shooting met the likeness of Mr. Elder. The victim is said to be in stable condition at this time.

Due to Mr. Elder being a suspect in two shootings in the same day, Fort Wayne Police Detectives obtained an arrest warrant and attempted to locate him. Initial reports indicated that Mr. Elder may be with a relative at 2826 Genessee Avenue. Due to Mr. Elder being potentially armed and dangerous the Emergency Services Team and Crisis Response Team were called out to the Genessee Avenue address. No one was located at the address and officers have cleared the scene.

At this time we are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Elder. Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at 427-1222 or Crimestoppers at 436-STOP.

Officer Lisa Woods
Fort Wayne Police Department
Public Information Officer