For Immediate Release

Date: 12/5/2023

Location: 1 E. Main Street

Time: 3:42 pm

Suspect Arrested #1: 43 yo, Michael Barker

Preliminary Charges: Felony Murder and Robbery


On December 4, 2023 the second suspect wanted in connection in the homicide of William Kintzel on April 4th, 2022 was apprehended. The Fort Wayne Police Departments Homicide Unit conducted the homicide investigation of Mr. Kintzel and a Felony Murder warrant was issued for 43yo Michael Barker. Barker fled from prosecution and had been wanted since April of 2022. With the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service, Michael Barker was apprehended in Cleveland, Ohio. He will face extradition back to Indiana.