Victim grazed by bullet, later arrested

Mug shot of Michael T. Allen provided by the Allen County Sheriff's Department.
Police investigate a shooting at Hoagland & Wildwood Aves.
Police investigate a shooting at Hoagland & Wildwood Aves.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Officers discovered about 15 bullet casings while investigating a shooting Thursday night. Around 8 p.m., officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department arrived at the intersection of Hoagland and Wildwood Avenue.

Witnesses said a grey car drove by the intersection and fired several shots out of the car’s window, according to incident reports provided by the FWPD.

Meanwhile, Michael T. Allen arrived at a hospital with a wound from a bullet that had grazed his head. He reported that he was in his car near Hoagland and Wildwood Avenues when he heard a “pop” and thought it was a firecracker. He drove to an apartment where the mother of his child lives. She took him to the hospital, where he was reported in good condition.

While Allen was being interviewed by an officer at the hospital, the victim said he thought the shooting had to do with a recent court trial, according to the incident report.

The officer also found out Allen had an outstanding warrant from May for criminal trespassing. He was arrested and taken to jail after the hospital released him.



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