For Immediate Release

Date: September 12, 2022

Location: Bass Rd. and Hillegas Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Time: 0238 hours

Suspect Arrested: Darnell R. Martin

Preliminary Charges: Aggravated Batter (1 count), Criminal Reck-Weapon (4 counts)


FWPD responded to the intersection of Bass Rd. and Hillegas Rd. regarding a disturbance in which males were fighting outside of a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male with stab wounds and another male on scene with minor injuries. While on scene, three additional victims arrived at Lutheran Hospital Downtown with minor stab wounds. One victim was determined to have life threatening injuries. FWPD Homicide detectives and Crime Scene were summoned to the scene to further investigate and determined an altercation started at another location with all five subjects before the reported stabbing. This investigation is ongoing with the Allen County Prosecutor's Office.