For Immediate Release

Date: 11/19/2023

Location: Maplecrest & Lake

Time: 1205 hrs


On Sunday November 19, 2023 at approximately 1205 hrs Officers were dispatched to the area of Lake and Maplecrest regarding a shooting. Dispatch received several calls regarding a road rage incident, and someone having been shot. Officers arrived to find an adult male suffering a gunshot wound to the arm. A second, uninvolved person was also found to have also been struck by gun fire. From statements given at the scene by involved parties, the incident stemmed over road rage, between two vehicles. One driver, an adult male, exited his vehicle and approached the driver of the other vehicle, also an adult male, and battered him. That driver then discharged several rounds from a handgun at his assailant, striking him in the arm. Another, uninvolved party was also struck by gunfire. All persons involved suffered non-critical injuries. The driver who discharged this firearm, was taken on charges of Criminal Recklessness with a deadly weapon for injuring the uninvolved party, and the other driver has pending battery charges. There is no further threat to public safety. This incident remains under investigation with the Fort Wayne Police Department and Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Officer Daniel Nerzig
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department