For Immediate Release

Date: 5/10/2023

Location: 1 E. Main Street

Time: 1508 hours

Suspect Arrested: Steven Atkins

Preliminary Charges: Murder, Parole Violation


On May 10th, 2023 at 1508 hours, 38 yo Steven Atkins, was taken into custody and arrested for the murder of Kiera Zepke on 5/9/2023. The Homicide Unit identified Atkins and were able to locate him in Fort Wayne. With the assistance of the Vice and Narcotics Unit, the Gang and Violent Crimes Unit and the Aerial Support Unit, Atkins was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Allen County Jail for the charge of Murder. The Fort Wayne Police Department was also assisted by the Digital Forensics Unit, Crime Scene Management, the Allen County Coroners Office and the Allen County Prosecutors Office.