For Immediate Release

Officer Involved Shooting/Non-life threatening Injuries

Date: 6/13/2021

Location: Weisser Park/Maple Grove

Time: 12:28 am

Suspect: Adult Male (Non-life threatening injuries)


On June 13, 2021 at approximately 12:28am FWPD Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area of S. Hanna St. and E. Maple Grove Ave.  While responding to that area Officers could hear a substantial amount of gun fire.  Once FWPD Officers arrived at the scene, the gun fire continued between various groups. 

Fort Wayne Police Officers were instantly confronted with an extremely dangerous and Chaotic situation.    During the course of the intense gun battle between rival factions, an Officer was confronted by a suspect with a gun.  The Officer was forced to engage the suspect to preserve his life and that of the surrounding public. The FWPD Officer was physically uninjured in the encounter.  The Suspect suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was rendered aid by the Officer.  The Suspect was then transported to a local hospital by Three River Ambulance Authority with non-life threatening injuries.    Once at the hospital the Suspect’s condition remained non-life threatening.  Once the Suspect is medically cleared, he will be interviewed by Detectives and preliminary charges will be pending.

The Shooting team, Duty Chief, Detectives, Indiana State Police, Crime Scene and the Prosecutor all made the scene to assist in conducting a thorough investigation.  The Indiana State Police will conduct a parallel investigation as is protocol for all Officer Involved Shootings.  This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecutors Office.

Sergeant Jeremy Webb
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department