For Immediate Release

August 9, 2020

Fatal Shooting Investigation

Date:  08/09/2020                 

Time:  4:09 AM

Location:  Rodeway Inn, 2920 Goshen Road

Victims:  Female Adult / Deceased  


On Sunday, 08/09/2020, at approximately 4:09 AM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the Rodeway Inn located at 2920 Goshen Road reference an unknown problem. A caller informed dispatch a female was bleeding and lying on the ground outside of a room on the second floor. Additional callers reported the female had been shot. Officers arrived and observed the female adult victim was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound (s). Paramedics pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.   

Detectives are going door to door speaking with motel guests and reviewing surveillance video. In addition, several witnesses are being interviewed. Detectives hope to obtain suspect information once those interviews are concluded. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office will release the deceased identity along with the cause and manner of death. This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

Officer Jason Anthony
Public Information Officer
City of Fort Wayne Police Department