The Journal Gazette
Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:00 am

Man fatally stabbed at apartments

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

A man was stabbed to death at East Central Towers on Friday evening.

The stabbing, reported around 6 p.m., apparently took place on the first floor of the five-story apartment building at 915 E. Washington Blvd. after an argument escalated into a fight outside the elevators, according to Sofia Rosales-Scatena, Fort Wayne Police Department public information officer.

The assailant fled on foot.

The victim, initially found suffering from stab wounds, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police were reviewing videotape from inside the apartment complex, Rosales-Scatena said. Several people were taken to police headquarters for questioning. A police dog unit was parked outside the apartment entrance.

The Allen County Coroner's Office will identify the victim at a later date, and if the coroner rules the death a homicide, it will be the fourth homicide this year in Allen County.

Four other people have been killed at the complex since mid-2017.

A popular coach and Fort Wayne Community Schools administrative assistant, Terrance L. Miles, was shot to death just after midnight May 19, 2017, outside his apartment on Francis Street. Two men were implicated in the murder, but neither was convicted.

On Aug. 4, 2017, Edward Albert Campbell II, 39, was shot around 1 a.m. as he sat in his wheelchair outside of an apartment building. 

On Aug. 19 around 1:15 a.m., Spencer M. Smith, 20, was shot on the sidewalk outside the Towers. He then ran to a grassy area and collapsed, according to a witness. As a result of Smith's death, his aunt, Amy Miller-Davis, and grandfather David Miller have become outspoken advocates for the families of unsolved murders.

On Oct. 13, O'sha Booher-Ford was stabbed to death at 11:21 a.m. in the Francis Street apartment building, which is part of the East Central Towers complex.

Anyone with information on the stabbing should call the detective bureau at 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP.

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