For Immediate Release

Date: 12/7/2023

Location: Kroger- 7008 Bluffton Road

Time: 1106 hours

Suspect Arrested #1: Jermard Lewis, 30yo

Preliminary Charges: Murder


On 12/07/2023, FWPD Officers responded to a stabbing investigation at Kroger located at 7008 Bluffton Rd. Upon arrival, Officers located a single female victim suffering from apparent stab wound(s).  Life-saving measures were attempted, but the female victim was later pronounced deceased. FWPD Homicide Detectives responded and conducted an exhaustive investigation, and Jermard J. Lewis 30yo was taken into custody within four hours. Jermard J. Lewis is charged with Murder and is currently confined at the Allen County Jail. The Homicide Unit was assisted by:  Uniform Operations, the Gang and Violent Crimes Unit, the Vice and Narcotics Unit, the Aerial Support Unit and the Allen County Prosecutor's Office. Without this dedicated partnership, we would not have been able to identify, locate and arrest this violent offender.  The FWPD wants to stress that the investigation revealed this was an isolated and targeted attack, and there is no further danger to the public.