For Immediate Release

Date: 9/15/2023

Location: I-469 at US 27

Time: 1930 hours

Suspect Arrested #1: Royal R. Davis Jr. (age 36)

Preliminary Charges: Murder, Felony Murder, Attempted Murder, Fleeing-Vehicle, Resisting

Suspect Arrested #2: Jessica Fuentes (age 29)

Preliminary Charges: Murder, Felony Murder, Attempted Murder

Suspect Arrested #3: Robert Ward (age 28)

Preliminary Charges: Robbery-Resulting in Death (Level 1)


On September 15th, 2023 at approximately 1:20 am, the FWPD responded to a shooting at 2022 St. Mary's Ave.. Upon arrival, officers located one deceased male inside the residence and a second male suffering a non-life threatening injury. The FWPD Homicide Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation. At approximately 7:25 pm, officers attempted a traffic stop near Williams St. and Harrison St. to take Royal Davis and Jessica Fuentes into custody. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and led officers on a high speed pursuit that terminated near I-469 and US 27 after the vehicle crashed. Both suspects were taken into custody after fleeing on foot. A third suspect, Robert Ward, was taken into custody in the 1400 block of Dubois St. at approximately 2:00 am on 09/16/2023. Assisting in this investigation was the FWPD Gang unit, Vice/Narcotics, Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and Crime Scene detectives.