For Immediate Release

January 19, 2021

Hawthorne Suites

Homicide Investigation

(Arrest Made)


Date:    January 19, 2021        

Time:   6:46 pm                         

Location: 5700 blk of Falls Drive

Suspect(Arrested): Joseph Alan  Rose  M/W/28 years old 

Charge(s): Murder


After receiving multiple tips all day Fort Wayne Homicide Detectives were able to use this information in obtaining the location for the suspect from  the early morning homicide at the Hawthorne Suites.

The Fort Wayne Police Emergency Services Team was called in to assist taking the suspect into custody. At just after 6:46 pm tonight Emergency Services Team members took Mr. Rose into custody without incident in the 5700 Block of Falls Drive.

Mr. Rose was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning and upon completion of that questioning is being taken to Allen County Lock-up on a preliminary charge of Murder. The investigation is ongoing and may result in additional charges being filed.

Detectives would like to thank all the citizens that called in with information regarding Mr. Rose’s location throughout the day following the incident this morning.

This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Coroner's Office, and the Allen County Prosecutor's Office.

Officer Mark A. Bieker
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department