Man accused of 2012 murder appears in Allen County court

Zachery Doan, who's already in an Indiana State Prison, is accused of a murder dating back to 2012.

Posted: May. 14, 2019 2:51 PM
Updated: May. 15, 2019 8:27 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - A Fort Wayne man already in state prison was back in an Allen County courtroom Tuesday morning.

24-year-old Zachery Doan is being charged with a murder that took place back on New Years Eve of 2012

After several interviews with witnesses, police documents say Doan allegedly went into the Antiques on Broadway store in downtown Fort Wayne to rob the store of money to "go to the Roller Dome."

When the vicitm, J.R. Shimer II, refused to hand over the money, Doan allegedly pick up what was described as a stick with a rock on the end of it, and struck Shimer in the head.

Shimer’s body was found on the floor a short while later.

Doan reportedly told witnesses that “He could hear the man’s skull cracking” when he hit Shimer.

Doan only got away with $11.

When investigators interviewed Doan about the incident, he claimed he knew nothing about it.

Doan is being charged with 2 counts of murder and 1 count of robbery causing serious bodily harm. 

He has plead not guilty and his trial date will be set on May 28th.

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