Man shot after fight over Facebook “trash talk”

Ian Leftakes (Photo courtesy: Allen County Sheriff's Department)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – According to police, a man was shot after an incident on Facebook involving trash-talking.

Around 3:45 a.m., 911 dispatchers took a call of a possible shooting at the corner of Clara Avenue and Kentucky Avenue.

About ten minutes later, police were told a man walked into Saint Joseph Hospital downtown with a gunshot wound to the leg.

The victim, Curtis Henderson, told an officer at the hospital that he and Ian Leftakes were at the Rusty Spur with a group of friends when they decided to leave the bar and go hang out with some girls. Henderson told police the group dropped Leftakes off, which angered him.

Henderson said that he later found out Leftakes was “talking trash” about him on Facebook. Henderson said he then went to Leftakes’ home, located at 1109 Clara Avenue, to fight him.

Police said when Henderson arrived at the home, Leftakes was standing in the yard. Leftakes told Henderson to leave and fired a warning shot, but Henderson began calling Leftakes names. He also told Leftakes that he was weak for using a gun. At that point, Leftakes shot Henderson.

According to police reports, Henderson then drove himself to St. Joseph Hospital.  As of Thursday morning, Henderson was listed in serious condition.

Officers located Leftakes at his sister’s home, located at 1904 St. Joseph Boulevard. Police took him in for questioning and later arrested him, according to police reports.

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