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Verbatim: Fatal Fort Wayne crash follows shooting

Statement as issued Saturday morning by the Fort Wayne Police Department:

Incident Date: 03/29/2014

Incident Time: 12:04 AM

Incident Location: Stellhorn Rd/Hobson Rd

Victim: Female / Deceased

Suspect Arrested: Jeremy D. Washington, Male, Age 35

Preliminary Charges: Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death, Aggravated Battery, Criminal Recklessness Causing Serious Bodily Injury

On Saturday, 03/29/2014, at approximately 12:04 AM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Stellhorn Road and Hobson Road reference a vehicle crash with injuries. Officers arrived and located the two crash vehicles south of the intersection on Hobson Road. The driver of the vehicle that was traveling southbound Hobson Road was able to exit the vehicle. His passenger was trapped in the vehicle and required assistance from the Fort Wayne Fire Department exiting the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle that was traveling eastbound Stellhorn Road was unconscious and unresponsive when officers arrived. Paramedics and fire personnel pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. Paramedics transported the driver to a local hospital in fair condition and his passenger to a local hospital in serious condition.

Just prior to the vehicle crash, at approximately 12:01 AM, officers were dispatched to 3215 St. Joe Center Road, the Corner Pocket Pub, reference a subject firing a weapon. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots and observed two vehicles exit the parking lot southbound at a high rate of speed.

Shortly after the vehicle crash, at approximately 12:19, a shooting victim arrived at the Parkview Hospital Emergency Room at 2200 Randallia Drive. Officers observed the vehicle the victim was transported to the hospital in had a bullet hole(s) on its exterior. The shooting victim was transported by Paramedics from Parkview Randallia to another local hospital in serious condition. The victim told Detectives he was in the parking lot of the Corner Pocket Pub when he was shot.

Preliminary reports indicate these three investigations are related. It appears the occupants of the vehicle that caused the crash were involved in an altercation at the Corner Pocket Pub. One of the occupants in the suspect vehicle fired gunshots in the parking lot that struck the shooting victim. The suspect vehicle then fled the parking lot southbound at a high rate of speed. Witnesses reported the vehicle disregarded the red stoplight at the intersection of Stellhorn Road and Hobson Road and struck the vehicle traveling eastbound Stellhorn Road.

Hobson Road remained closed to all traffic between Stellhorn Road and Timberhill Drive while investigators processed the scene and collected evidence. The roadway was reopened at 5:31 AM.

Detectives are currently interviewing witnesses and have the suspect, Jeremy D. Washington, in custody. Alcohol was a factor in this fatal vehicle crash. This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, and the Allen County Coroner's Office. There are no additional details regarding this investigation at this time. The Allen County Coroner's Office will release the victim's identity.

Assisting Agencies:

IPFW Police Department

City of Fort Wayne Fire Department

Three Rivers Ambulance Authority

Officer Jason Anthony

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

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