No charges filed in fatal family dispute

Russell Jewel

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has decided not to file charges in a case where a father shot and killed his son back in May of 2013.

On May 29, Fort Wayne police were called to the 5000-block of Wisteria Lane for a domestic battery in progress. While officers were on their way, police said one family member shot and killed the other.

NewsChannel 15 spoke with the victim’s mother a month after the incident happened. Cindy Jewel was there when she says her husband was forced to shoot and kill their son, 42-year-old Russell Jewel, at their home.  She says her son was on pills, alcohol, and spice when he began mercilessly beating her husband, 65-year-old Steve Jewel.

According to a press release sent out on Monday, the investigation has been completed by the Fort Wayne Police Department.

The prosecuting attorney’s office has determined the shooting death of Jewel was a result of self-defense. No charges will be filed against the victim’s father. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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