INDIANAPOLIS (WANE)- After just a few weeks in operation, the Fort Wayne Police Department’s new gang unit has chalked up another success, this time tracking down and helping ensure the arrest of a young man in Indianapolis suspected of committing an August shooting in Fort Wayne.
FWPD’s gang and violent crimes unit, working in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals, found Marcus Timmons, 23, in a neighborhood in Indianapolis around 1 p.m. Friday.
According to police, Timmons tried to run from detectives but was caught behind a neighboring apartment complex at 4853 Countrybrook Court.
Detectives learned that a woman had driven from Fort Wayne to Indianapolis to pick Timmons up at a relative’s house, and police said the two were then planning to leave the state and head to Arizona. Detectives intercepted them as they were preparing to leave.
Timmons was one of two men suspected in a drive-by shooting in the 1400 block of Colerick Street in August that left Jaquan Wade in fair condition.
Timmons is confined in the Marion County Jail and awaiting transport back to Allen County. He is charged with battery with a deadly weapon, criminal recklessness, obstruction of justice, and contempt of court.
Since its formation in mid-February, FWPD’s gang unit has been busy and has gotten results. Within a week of being formed, the unit arrested the suspect in a shooting on Decatur Road, helped apprehend two suspects after a car chase and crash, and investigated a shooting involving five victims who were all known gang members.