FWPD: Two shooting suspects arrested


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News release from the Fort Wayne Police Department:

Arrests Made

DATE: March 30, 2015 at 1:05 pm

LOCATION: Fox Ave. and Taylor St.


Deonte Young

  1. Battery – Firearm
  2. Intimidation

17-year Old Juvenile

  • Attempted Murder
  • Aggravated Battery

On March 30th at approximately 1:05 PM the Fort Wayne Police Department Gang and Violent Crimes Unit, Vice & Narcotics Division, and Robbery & Homicide Division arrested Deonte Young and a 17-year old juvenile in connection with two recent shooting.

The juvenile was charged with Attempted Murder and Aggravated Battery reference the March 24th shooting of Charley Allen Jr. at 2917 Bowser Ave. Deonte Young was charged with Battery – Firearm and Intimidation reference to the March 27th shooting. The March 27th shooting victim was a possible witness to the Allen shooting and police believe that he was targeted in an attempt to eliminate him as a witness. Both shootings are on-going and are believed to be connected.

The Fort Wayne Police Department was assisted by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and the US Marshal’s Service on this investigation.




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