Arrest made following overnight shooting

Mug shot of Anthony Jackson Jr. provided by the Allen County Sheriff's Dept.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police have arrested and charged a man in connection to the shooting that left one person in critical condition.

Anthony R. Jackson, 21, is facing charges of aggravated battery and burglary. Jackson was also wounded in the incident but has since been released from the hospital. He is being held in the Allen County Jail.

Fort Wayne police were called around 1 a.m. by a person stating their friend had been shot. But the caller hung up on dispatchers before providing a location, according to city police spokesman Officer Jeremy Webb.

Fort Wayne police officers make entry to an apartment at the scene of an apparent shooting early Tuesday morning.
Fort Wayne police officers make entry to an apartment at the scene of an apparent shooting early Tuesday morning.

Webb said dispatchers had to ping the phone, which led officers to the 1300 block of Goshen Avenue. After talking with people in the area, officers found blood on the front door of an apartment at 1319 Goshen Road. Police made entry into the apartment found more blood.

The person who initially called 911 took the shooting victim to the hospital where they were listed in critical condition, according to Webb.

While officers were investigating on Goshen Avenue, Jackson walked into a hospital. Webb would not initially confirm the two were related, however, press release from the Fort Wayne Police Department confirmed that Jackson has been wounded in the same incident.

Police have not released the identity of the victim who was critically injured.

Webb said that police had been dispatched to the same address on Goshen Avenue on Monday afternoon for a disturbance involving a man with a handgun. Webb said the person who made that complaint appeared to be the first shooting victim. Webb said the person who filed that complaint did not know why the other person was at their apartment.

A lit up Christmas wreath hung just feet from the front door of the apartment on Goshen Avenue where officers found blood early Tuesday morning. Webb said officers found blood inside and outside the apartment. He did not have information if a weapon or shell casings were found at the apartment.

 

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