FWPD: Fatal Shooting Investigation

FWPD Fort Wayne Police Department

Fort Wayne Police Department news release:

Fatal Shooting Investigation

Date: 7/5/2020

Time: 12:19 AM

Location: 5200 block of Corydon Court

Victim: Male

On Sunday, 07/05/2020, at approximately 12:19 AM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 5200 block of Corydon Court reference a large party. Witnesses reported subjects were armed with guns and making threats. While officers were responding, dispatch received additional calls indicating someone had been shot. Officers arrived on scene and located the male victim lying in the grass near the street. The victim was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. Officers performed CPR on the victim until fire personnel and paramedics arrived. The victim was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. Upon arriving at the hospital he was pronounced deceased by a physician.

Preliminary information indicates there was a disturbance at the party that led to the shooting. Detectives are interviewing potential witnesses and hope to have additional information once those interviews are completed.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office will release the deceased identity along with the cause and manner of death. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867. This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

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