Victim shot by man pretending to be community corrections officer

Police work the scene of a shooting in the 3800 block of Oxford Street.
Police work the scene of a shooting in the 3800 block of Oxford Street.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Police said a man was shot after he opened up his door to someone pretending to be his community corrections officer on Friday night.

According to the victim, at around 9:45 p.m., a man knocked on his door in the 3800-block of Oxford and said “home detention.” The victim said he opened the door because he is on house arrest.

Police said when the victim opened the door, a black man in dark clothing began firing shots at him. The victim pushed the suspect back and shut the door.

Officers said there were shell casings outside the front door and several bullet holes in the front door.

According to police, the victim was shot in the chest, left hand, and left hip. The victim was initially reported to be in serious condition, but has since been upgraded to fair condition.

The victim told police he doesn’t know who the suspect is and has never seen him before. 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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