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Homicide Count Tying City's Record of 44 Back in 1997

It is not official yet, but there was another murder here in the Summit City and once it is ruled a homicide by the coroner, it will mark the 44th homicide here in Fort Wayne and Allen County this year. That is tying the city's record of 44 back in 1997.
All we can do is take 1 homicide at a time and work on solving each case step by step. - Jeremy Webb, FWPD
It is not official yet, but there was another murder here in the Summit City and once it is ruled a homicide by the coroner, it will mark the 44th homicide here in Fort Wayne and Allen County this year. That is tying the city's record of 44 back in 1997.

The victim was found on the 3800 block of Oliver Street.  He was found with multiple gun shot wounds and was transported to a hospital, and was pronounced dead.

A resident inside the home heard the gun shots coming from another room in the house and called 911.  The relationship between the victim and the resident is currently unknown.

Upon arrival, officers found an adult male in his 30's in critical condition with gun shot wounds in the chest, neck, arm, and shoulder.  If the Coroner does rule this a homicide, it was make 44 for the year, tying the previous record of homicides in Fort Wayne set in 1997.

Jeremy Webb is with the Fort Wayne Police Department and says, "As far as criminal trends and what's precipitated this rise this year compared to previous years, I can't put my finger on it.  I don't know.  All we can do is take 1 homicide at a time and work on solving each case step by step."

"It makes me worried and nervous for my kids.  My daughter-in-laws live right here.  Directly across the street from the murder scene.  She visits there quite often.  I mean, what if she had been out there and that had been just a random shooting or something."

There are currently no suspects, but police say witnesses did see 2 men fleeing the scene, heading south towards Rudisill in a maroon van.

Detectives are currently working with witnesses.  If you have any information regarding this homicide, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP.

The name of the victim will be released and we will bring you more details on this investigation.


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