Gang unit takes one person into custody

Fort Wayne police search for a known gang member who ran from them in the 3300 block of Chevoit Drive.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Police Department Gang Unit took one person into custody and recovered a gun during a suspicious person investigation Wednesday afternoon.

“We will not back down.” – Fort Wayne Police Gang Unit

Fort Wayne police search for a known gang member who ran from them in the 3300 block of Cheviot Drive.
Fort Wayne police search for a known gang member who ran from them in the 3300 block of Cheviot Drive.

It happened a little after 11 a.m. in the 3300 block of Cheviot Drive. Officers told NewsChannel 15 they were investigating a suspicious person in connection with the recent gang shootings when a male took off running and dropped a gun. We’re told that he is a confirmed gang member and police did recover his gun. Another person with him was taken into custody.

Fort Wayne police search for a known gang member who ran from them in the 3300 block of Cheviot Drive.
Fort Wayne police search for a known gang member who ran from them in the 3300 block of Cheviot Drive.

A K9 unit came out to try to track the suspect. Police said they will not back down in their efforts to investigate and stop the gang gun violence. A woman who lived in the neighborhood also told NewsChannel 15 she was happy to see the gang unit out in full force. Several children were in the crowd that had gathered to watch police search for the suspect and the woman said with so many kids in the area, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Fort Wayne police search for a known gang member who ran from them in the 3300 block of Cheviot Drive.
Fort Wayne police search for a known gang member who ran from them in the 3300 block of Cheviot Drive.

No other details about the suspects or the investigation was immediately available.

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