For Immediate Release

Date: 7/27/2023

Location Gary, Indiana

Time: 1330 hours

Suspect Arrested #1: Samuel Evans IV (Age 23)

Preliminary Charges: Murder

Suspect Arrested #1: Jesse Shears (Age 29)

Preliminary Charges: Murder


On 7/27/2023 at approximately 1330 hrs., the Fort Wayne Homicide Unit made two additional arrests reference the death investigation on 07/25/2023 at Lower Huntington Road and Kruge Drive. The FWPD took Samuel Evans IV and Jesse Shears into custody without incident in Gary Indiana and transported them both back to Fort Wayne for the charge of murder. Assisting in this investigation was the FWPD Vice/Narcotics Division, Gang Unit, Aerial Support Unit, Crime Scene Technicians, the Lake County Sheriff's Office, US Marshalls, Indiana State Police, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, and Gary Police Department.