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2nd man charged in Runnion shooting

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

A second man has been charged in last month's slaying of Pablo Guzman Vasquez on Runnion Avenue. 

Fort Wayne police arrested Anthony Mitchell, 19, at the Villages of Hanna at 5:30 p.m. Friday in connection with the shooting death of Vasquez about 6 p.m. on Oct. 13. 

Mitchell was charged with murder, felony murder and attempted robbery resulting in serious bodily injury, according to a release from the Fort Wayne Police Department. 

Fort Wayne police said Mitchell wasn't the shooter, but he was arrested because he was there and helped commit the crime. 

Jermaine D. Turner, 40,, was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder, possession of a handgun by a serious violent offender and possession of cocaine. He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. 

It is the third arrest this week in a homicide from this year. Tuesday, Michael O. Anderson, 22, was arrested in the shooting death of Jaylin Robinson, 23, in a parking lot behind Broadway Grill, 1420 Broadway. That shooting occurred around midnight Sept. 28. 

On Oct. 13, officers responded to shots fired and found Vasquez, 40, on the sidewalk suffering from gunshot wounds. He died at the scene. 

A probable cause affidavit says that the intended target was not Vasquez, but another homeowner in the area who was targeted to be robbed of drugs, money and electronics. 

A woman said she dropped off Turner and Mitchell to commit the robbery, after the unidentified and targeted homeowner had previously smacked her. 

She watched as the duo walked toward the front of the building, then drove away after she heard gunshots.

She picked them up later nearby. 

The woman told detectives that she heard Mitchell say to Turner “You were right, you were the first one to get shots off with that gun.”

She noticed that Turner, also known as BD, got into the car with a handgun with an extended clip. 

Sgt. Tim Hughes, head of the robbery and homicide department, said arrests were made after the detectives worked diligently, following up leads, interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance video.

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