FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — A woman who was arrested in Ohio Monday while walking around with a gun at a gas station is now facing charges across state lines for a deadly shooting Tuesday.
Over in Van Wert County, 22-year-old Valerie Rose Hardiek of Fort Wayne is facing charges of assault and aggravated menacing.
Deputies with the Van Wert County Sheriff's department say Hardiek was walking around a gas station with a gun Monday morning.
At one point she was allegedly pointing it into another woman's back.
Deputies got a call at the Willshire RoadDog store.
A 911 caller reported that Hardiek was trying to read credit card numbers from other customers.
She is currently being held at the Van Wert County Correctional Facility.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Fort Wayne Police Department announced that Hardiek was a suspect in a reported weekend shooting that left one person dead.
Just after 6:45 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a 911 hang-up call at the 1800 block of Eileen Street.
Officers say they were eventually able to contact the person who called and they told authorities they had been shot.
The woman told police that she was shot inside the home and no one else was inside when they arrived.
She was transported to a local hospital in critical condition where she later died.
Hardiek is facing a preliminary murder charge in connection to the woman's death.
It is unclear if, or when, Hardiek will be extradited to Fort Wayne for her most recent charge.