For Immediate Release


Barricaded Subject

Date: 11/20/2022

Location: 4300 block of Joshua Lane

Time: 2:36 AM


On November 20, 2022 at approximately 2:36 AM dispatched received a call from an adult female. She stated there was a domestic dispute between her and her boyfriend. About 30 minutes ago her boyfriend made threats to shoot her. He then went outside the residence and shot his gun. The female also stated her boyfriend then came inside and hit her. According to the victim the male suspect had been drinking. The female fled to a nearby gas station, where she was calling police from. The incident occurred at the apartment complex at the 4300 block of Joshua Lane. The male suspect was identified as Rushawn King.

Police were dispatched to the scene. While enroute to the scene it was learned the suspect had an outstanding warrant. When police arrived on scene, they attempted to call the suspect via his cell phone and a loudspeaker system, but he didn’t respond. At approximately 3:55 AM, it was determined to page out the Emergency Services Team (EST), Crisis Response Team (CRT), and Aerial Services Unit (ASU).

While the specialty teams were arriving on scene officers were evacuating nearby neighbors in the apartment complex for their safety. CRT attempted to make contact with the suspect but was unsuccessful. A warrant was obtained to make entry to the home. EST proceeded to deploy measures to place the suspect in custody. At approximately 7:11 AM the suspect exited the apartment from the front door, and he was placed into custody.

No injuries to members of the police department or to the male suspect were incurred during this time.

The investigation is being held by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecutors Office.

Officer Paul Meitz
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department