For Immediate Release

Date: 12/12/2023

Location: 1 E. Main Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Time: 1500 hours

Suspect Arrested #1: Charles Sauge Blair, 18yo

Preliminary Charges: Murder


On 12/12/2023 at approximately 0126 hours, FWPD Officers responded to a shooting investigation in the area of 2108 Sherman Blvd. Upon arrival, Officers located a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound(s). Life saving measures were attempted, but the male victim succumbed to his wounds and was later pronounced deceased. FWPD Homicide Detectives conducted a criminal investigation and identified Charles Sauge Blair 18yo as the suspect of the homicide. At approximately 1203 hours, Charles Sauge Blair was taken into custody without incident on a traffic stop in the area of Eby Rd and Wheelock Rd. The FWPD Homicide Unit was assisted in the arrest by the Gang and Violent Crime Unit, the Vice and Narcotics Unit, the Aerial Support Unit, the Uniform Operations Division and the Allen County Prosecutors Office. Charles Sauge Blair is charged with Murder and is being held at the Allen County Jail.