FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Police detectives in Fort Wayne say they arrested five alleged gang members early Tuesday morning following the investigation of two local gangs.
The Fort Wayne Police Department says the city has seen "a rash of violence over the past couple months" between two local street gangs.
The Gang and Violent Crimes Unit says five associated members, three were teenagers and two adults were arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with a variety of crimes after an incident on the 3300 block of Felician Street.
The two adults arrested by officers Monday were 22-year-old Aristotle King Jr. and 18-year-old Marcus Martin Jr.
King was arrested on charges of resisting law enforcement, criminal recklessness by shooting a gun into a building, obstruction of justice, carrying a handgun without a license and also had four additional outstanding warrants.
King is being held on a $32,500 bond and his next court appearance is Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 11:30 a.m.
Martin was arrested on charges of criminal recklessness by shooting a gun into a building, obstruction of justice and resisting law enforcement.
Martin is being held on a $12,500 bond and his next court appearance is also on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 11:30 a.m.
Seven guns were seized by GVCU detectives as a result of the investigations Monday night.
FWPD says they hope that the multiple arrests and guns taken will lead to a decrease in violence between the involved street gangs.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department Gang and Violent Crimes Unit at 260-427-5575 or GVCU@cityoffortwayne.org, Crime Stoppers 260-436-7867 or use the free, anonymous P3 Tips app.