For Immediate Release


Suicide/Police Action Shooting


On January 1, 2022 Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a house in the 10500 block of Hickory Tree Road on a report of a disturbance inside of a house where a gunshot had possibly been fired. 

As Officers were arriving on scene, they were fired upon by Blake Stephen Parton with an assault rife.  Two Officers returned fire: Matthew Childs and Christopher Hawthorne.  Once Officers returned fire the Suspect barricaded himself inside the residence. 

The Suspect refused to cooperate with Police after numerous attempts were made by the Emergency Service Team and the Crisis Response Team.  Once the area was secure, Emergency Service Team members located the suspect suffering from a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his barricaded residence.  Huntertown EMS Pronounced the Suspect deceased at the scene.