For Immediate Release

Fatal Shooting

Date: 3/21/24

Location: 7500 Southtown Xing (Walmart)

Time: 11:40am


The Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a shooting at Southtown Xing Walmart parking lot today at roughly 11:40am.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim, an adult male, was in a stopped vehicle when the suspect exited another vehicle, got into the vehicle the victim was in and shot the victim.  The suspect then got back into the vehicle that they initially exited and fled the area. 

The victim was rendered aid at the scene until relieved by medics who transported the victim to a local hospital in life-threatening condition.  A short time later, the victim was pronounced deceased by hospital staff. 

The Homicide unit made the scene and took over the investigation and are currently combing through surveillance video and interviewing witnesses.  Crime scene officers will process the scene for evidence.  This incident remains under investigation by the FWPD Homicide Unit, Allen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Coroner’s Office.    

Sergeant Jeremy Webb
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department