Media Fact Sheet

Date: May 13th, 2024

Location: Smith St. & Colerick St.

Time:  2:01pm


The Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a shooting, just after 2pm today in the area of Colerick and Smith St.  Officers immediately saturated the area and located an adult male victim in a vehicle suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  The victim was rendered aid and transported to a local hospital by TRAA in critical condition.  Preliminary evidence indicated that the shooting occurred in the area of McKee and Weisser Park.  Officers were given good suspect information by witnesses, that aided officers in identifying and making two apprehensions after two separate brief foot pursuits of the suspects.  Witnesses also told officers that the suspects hid their guns in the area while being pursued by police.  A K9 unit, assisted by a drone unit, and officers were searching the area for the weapons.  The hospital later advised that the victim’s condition was critical but stable.

This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at 260-427-1201. 


Sergeant Jeremy Webb
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department