For Immediate Release

Date: 2/23/2023

Location: 4500 McMillen Park

Time: 1606 hours


On Thursday February 23rd 2023 at approximately 1600 hours Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were dispatched to the 4500 block of McMillen Park Dr regarding a shooting. A resident stated someone had possibly been shot in her yard. When officers arrived, they located a juvenile male in the yard suffering an apparent gunshot wound. TRAA medics pronounced him deceased on scene. Based on preliminary information it is believed that an altercation took place nearby that resulted in an exchange of gun fire. The victim then fled where he succumb to his injuries. A firearm was located from the scene where the juvenile was located.

This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department at 427-1201, Crime Stoppers at 436-7867, or use the free “P3 Tips” app.

Officer Daniel Nerzig
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department