For Immediate Relase

Date: October 14, 2022

Location: 1 E. Main Street

Time: 1310 Hours

Suspected Arrested: 58yo Floyd Bates, Jr

Preliminary Charges: Murder, Attempted Murder


On 10/14/2022 at 0235 hours, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 7900 block of Decatur Road reference a stabbing investigation. When officers arrived, a female victim was found suffering from stab wound(s) and was pronounced deceased on scene by medics. A second victim was also located and transported to the hospital in non-life threatening condition. The Homicide Unit responded to the scene and conducted the investigation. The Homicide Unit arrested 58yo Floyd Bates Jr on the preliminary charges of Murder and Attempted Murder. He is currently confined at the Allen County Jail. The case is sill under investigation.