News release from the Fort Wayne Police Department:
Time: 3:22 AM
Location: 1500 block of West Main Street
Victim: Female / Critical Condition
On Wednesday, 02/15/2017, at approximately 3:22 AM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of 1500 block of West Main Street reference a disturbance. A citizen called the police to report he could hear a female screaming for help in the area. Officers arrived on scene and located a male and female in a nearby parking lot. The male was on top of the female and fled the scene on foot when he observed the police. Officers chased the male and he was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. Officers returned to the female victim and observed she had been physically assaulted. She was semi-conscious and transported to a local hospital in serious condition. While being evaluated at the hospital, a physician determined the victim was in critical condition due to head and neck injuries.
Detectives are currently interviewing the suspect. It is unknown at this time what relationship, if any, the suspect and victim have. Criminal charges are pending once Detectives complete their interviews.
This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. There are no additional details at this time.
Assisting Agencies: City of Fort Wayne Fire Department, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority