For Immediate Release

Fatal Stabbing

Date: 12/7/2023

Location: 7008 Bluffton Rd. (Kroger)

Time: 11:06 AM


The Fort Wayne Police Department is investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred today at roughly 11:06 AM at Kroger located at 7008 Bluffton Rd.  According to witness accounts and preliminary information; a prior disturbance occurred at Kroger at 10:31 AM with the suspect threatening staff.  The suspect left and police were disregarded.  The suspect, an adult male, returned to the store a short time later and stabbed an adult female employee, fleeing in a vehicle.  Kroger staff rendered aid to the victim, until police arrived who took over life saving measures, until relived by medics.  The victim was transported to a local hospital in life threatening condition and later succumbed to her injuries.

Officers and Detectives are exhausting every lead to identify and locate the suspect.  This appears to be a targeted incident and there is no ongoing threat to the public.  The Coroner’s Office will release the cause and manner of death, along with the victim’s identity.  This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Coroner’s Office. 

Sergeant Jeremy Webb
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department