Arrest made in Alexander Street shooting

Zanalynn Booker
Zanalynn Booker

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fort Wayne Police arrested a 22-year-old city man they believe opened fire on a man Monday night, critically hurting him.

Officers were called just after 7 p.m. Monday to the 3300 block of Alexander Street, just north of Oxford Street, on a report of shots fired.

Investigators said multiple shots, in fact, were fired into a vehicle, and a man was hit in the face. He was taken to the hospital in serious condition and later downgraded to critical condition.

A woman and child were in the car. The child was cut by glass when a window shattered, but the injuries weren’t serious.

Police investigate a shooting on Alexander Street Monday, Jan. 11, 2016.
Police investigate a shooting on Alexander Street Monday, Jan. 11, 2016.

Witnesses said they saw two men running from the scene. Police brought in a K-9 to try to track down the suspects.

According to a probable cause affidavit, a woman told police she was with her boyfriend – Anthony Davis Jr. – and his niece in a car when the couple began to argue. The woman said they pulled over near Drexel and Alexander streets and she got out of the car. After the argument escalated to Davis pushing her, the woman said she went door-to-door for help, the affidavit said.

The woman said Davis tried to plead with her to get back into the car, but a car pulled up. The woman said she got into that car, the affidavit said.

Davis, then, approached and told its driver – later identified as 22-year-old Zanalynn Quevaih Booker – to “get his girl out of the car,” the affidavit said. The woman said she heard Booker tell Davis not to “walk up on him,” then watched as he grabbed something and raise his arm. At that point, the woman said she heard Davis plead, “Don’t do this,” before some five gunshot rang out, the affidavit said.

The woman said she then found Davis on the ground.

On Wednesday, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Gang and Violent Crimes Unit arrested Booker on preliminary charges of aggravated battery and criminal recklessness.

Davis remains in critical condition at a local hospital.

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