Man, 39, in wheelchair found shot to death

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police are looking for suspects in what has been ruled the city’s latest homicide.

Around 1:10 a.m. Friday, officers and paramedics were dispatched to East Central Towers and Gardens, 915 E. Washington Blvd., for an unknown problem.

911 dispatchers received information about a man slumped over in a wheelchair outside the front entrance.

Paramedics arrived and pronounced the man dead, according to FWFD Spokesman Officer Mark Beiker. The Allen County Coroner’s Office identified him as 39-year-old Edward Albert Campbell II.

Beiker said it appeared Campbell was shot multiple times.

Police did not receive reports of gunshots in the area, despite the complex’s buildings housing several hundred people. Police talked with potential witnesses but have not provided any potential suspect information.

It’s unclear what led to the shooting.

Beiker said investigators were working to determine if the victim was a resident of the building.

NewsChannel talked to a man named Jay who said he lives in the building next to Campbell and knew him. He doesn’t like that someone would shoot a man in a wheelchair.

“Kind of seems like they took advantage of somebody like that you know, but I don’t know,” he said. “Some people think this place is a little shady but I’ve never really had no problem out here. I just woke up to this news this morning and I can’t really believe it happened because he’s always been a nice guy. It kind of blows me away really. He always kept to himself.”

Investigators hope surveillance cameras at the apartment building will provide clues about what might have happened.

The incident is under investigation.