FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Police say a have released new details about a fight that led to the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old Fort Wayne man earlier this week, which was captured on a security camera.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Gery Allen Rucker received a phone call from the mother of his child, referred to as "Tuu Tuu," that made him upset.
Rucker, and three others all got into a car and went over to her apartment at the Villages of Hanna on Tuesday to confront her and the homicide suspect, Derrick D. Dennis II known as "DunDun."
Rucker and another person, referred to as "witness 3" with him allegedly went to confront the pair, Tuu Tuu tried to run him over with her car and he kicked it, according to security camera footage Fort Wayne police detectives reviewed.
Court documents indicate that "witness 1" claims that shortly after that happened witness 3 and Rucker went to confront Dennis about having a relationship with Tuu Tuu.
Then Dennis reportedly started shooting through the front door of the apartment at Rucker.
"Witness 2" believes that Rucker was hit by one of the shots Dennis fired because he fell to the ground.
Dennis continued shooting at Rucker, the affidavit continued.
It's unclear how many shots he fired at Rucker during the shooting.
Rucker was able to get up and eventually run away with witness 3.
He was driven to Parkview Hospital Randalia and initially listed in critical condition.
Rucker was later transported to Parkview Regional Medical Center where he later died from multiple gunshot wounds.
His death was ruled a homicide by the Allen County Coroner's Office.
Dennis was arrested the following morning on a preliminary murder charge.
He is being held at the Allen County Jail without bond.
Dennis is due back in court on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 11:30 a.m.