FWPD: Fatal shooting, Willard Drive

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A Fort Wayne Police Department new release regarding a fatal shooting on Willard Drive.

Fatal Shooting Investigation

Date: March 26, 2021

Time: 10:52 pm

Location: 4600 block of Willard Drive

Victim: Male / Adult


On Friday, March 26, 2021, at approximately 10:52 PM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of Reed Road and Vance Avenue in reference to gunshots fired in the area. Dispatch received numerous calls from citizens reporting the gunshots. While officers were responding to the area, dispatch received a call indicating there was a shooting victim in the 4600 block of Willard Drive.

Officers arrived and located the male/adult victim in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. The victim was suffering from several apparent gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Officers located evidence at the intersection of Reed Road and Vance Avenue that indicates the shooting occurred there. It appears the victim drove to the area of Willard Drive before succumbing to his injuries.

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.

If you have information regarding this case, you can call the Greater Fort Wayne Crime Stoppers at (260) 229-7867 or toll-free at 1-800-237-7867. You can also use the P3 app on your Android phone or Apple phone here. They are also available on Facebook. You can submit your tip anonymously.

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