For Immediate Release

Date July 18, 2017

Shooting Investigation

(Life Threatening Injuries)


Date:   July 19, 2022 

Time:  8:15 am                     

Location: 4000 Block of Willshire Estates Drive                                

Victim(s):  Adult Female (Life Threatening Injuries)

Suspect(s):  Adult Male (Deceased)


On July 19, 2022 the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 4000 block of Willshire Estates Drive in reference to a problem unknown. Officers were advised that a male caller was stating that a female was outside of the residence and was bleeding very badly.

Upon officers arrival on scene they located an adult female outside suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and officers were also advised that there had been previous threats from the male at this location to shoot people. Officers had to provide security for the paramedics as they approached since they were told that the male suspect was still inside the residence and was possibly armed with a rifle. The victim was able to be safely loaded into the ambulance and was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

At this point the Emergency Services Team, Crisis Response Team, and Air Support Units were called to the scene to assist in this incident. There was a language barrier that had to be dealt with and an interpreter was brought to the scene to assist officers as well in attempting to make contact with someone inside the residence.  After all efforts were exhausted in trying to establish communication with someone inside, and search warrant had been obtained it was determined that entry into the residence was needed. Emergency Services Team members utilized a robot on the ground and Air Support Units utilized an interior drone to check the inside of the residence. A short time later they located an adult male unresponsive on the floor inside. Emergency Services Team members then made entry into the residence and did locate the adult male and paramedics were called inside as well and pronounced the subject deceased.

The Identity of the suspect as well as the cause and manner of death will be released at a later time by the Allen County Coroner's Office.

This incident is being investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Coroner's Office, and the Allen County Prosecutor's Office. Assisting with this incident was the Fort Wayne Fire Department and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority

Detective Mark A. Bieker
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department