On September 11th, 2021, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress which evolved into a barricaded subject incident.
Date: September 11th, 2021
Time: 9:51 PM
Location: 2919 Lillie Street
On September 11th, 2021 at approximately 9:51 pm dispatch received a call from a male stating his sister-in-law’s home had been broken into at 2919 Lillie St. The suspect was currently in the home. Dispatch was advised the homeowner was on vacation and the home was supposed to be empty, however, the homeowner could see through the security camera’s a male walking thru the house. They also believed the male suspect had a handgun.
When police arrived on scene, they observed the back window was damaged and this appeared to be the likely point of forced entry to the home. Police used loudspeakers and attempted to communicate with the suspect inside the home. The suspect did not respond to any attempts of communication with police.
At this time the Fort Wayne Police Crisis Response Team (CRT), Emergency Services Team (EST), and Aerial Support Unit (ASU) were requested due to their enhanced capabilities to respond to this type of situation. At approximately 12:31 AM, Just before CRT attempted to make contact with the suspect, he exited the front door of the home and fled on foot from the police. EST caught the suspect in the alley next to the home and placed him into custody.
The suspect was an adult make and did not sustain any injuries while being placed into custody. He was then transported to the Allen County Jail. This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecutors office.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Greater Fort Wayne Crime Stoppers at (260) 229-7867 or toll-free at 1-800-237-7867 or the Fort Wayne Police Department Detective Bureau at 427-1201. 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.