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Police and fire

  • Missing Mount Etna teen found in Fort Wayne
    17-year-old Brandon Smith who had been missing since Friday, was found safe in downtown Fort Wayne Sunday morning, the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department said.
  • 1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting on East Rudisill
    An adult male died from gunshot wounds early Sunday, according to Fort Wayne police spokesman Jason Anthony.Officers responded to a shooting about 12:55 a.m. in the 600 block of East Rudisill Boulevard.
  • Police seek help finding Mount Etna boy
    A teenage boy with special needs is still missing from Huntington County, and police hope the public can offer some tips.
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Officer in police-action fatal shooting is identified

FORT WAYNE – The name of a city police officer involved in a fatal shooting of a robbery suspect Wednesday has released by the Fort Wayne Police Department.

Jeffery E. Burkholder Sr., who was commissioned Sept. 25, 1981, with the department remains on administrative leave, according to a written statement issued by the department Thursday morning.

Stephen O’Neal Wattley II, 21, of Fort Wayne was shot and killed early Wednesday.

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