The Journal Gazette
Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:10 pm

Court documents: Video surveillance captures shooting

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

Video surveillance from a convenience store showed the actions of a man accused of shooting three men, two of whom lost their lives, according to court documents released today.

Joseph Daniel Bossard, 32, lives in the 2200 block of Laverne Avenue, two blocks from the Quick Stop where police said he initially shot his three victims Wednesday night. Bossard was charged Thursday with two counts murder and one count aggravated battery posing a substantial risk of death. He was being held without bail at the Allen County Jail.

Anderson Retic and Joshua Cole Cooper, both 19 and both from Fort Wayne, died from multiple gunshot wounds, the Allen County coroner said today. They are the 5th and 6th homicides in Allen County this year.

Jaylin Rice is the third victim who survived the shooting, Tim Hughes, head of the Fort Wayne homicide unit, said Thursday. Rice's condition is still considered life threatening.

Police were called about 7:20 p.m. and found the three victims lying outside their blue 2008 Hyundai Sonata, which had banked into a snow drift in the 1900 block of Hobson Road, about a half mile from the gas station, according to a probable cause penned by homicide detective Donald Lewis.

As viewed in surveillance video, Bossard returned to the convenience store in his 2001 red Chevrolet Silverado and shot the men at pump 9. He had been in fight with the men inside the business earlier in the evening, court documents said.

Bossard is seen on camera "repeatedly firing a handgun directly at the driver's side of this (the victims') car." Bossard then hopped back into the truck and pursued the fleeing Hyundai, court documents said.

Police quickly discovered where Bossard lived and called in the SWAT team. After Bossard surrendered at 11:15 p.m. without incident, police found two handguns inside the Laverne Avenue home.

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