People "frustrated" after violent weekend in Fort Wayne

One man is dead, four others critically hurt and a Fort Wayne police officer is placed on administrative leave after a violent weekend in Fort Wayne.

Posted: Jul 30, 2018 11:19 PM
Updated: Jul 31, 2018 8:42 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - One man is dead, four others critically hurt and a Fort Wayne police officer is placed on administrative leave after a violent weekend in Fort Wayne.

The first shooting happened early Saturday morning in the 1500 block of Production Drive.

Police said an officer working off duty as security when Anthony Lincoln approached the officer and lifted his shirt, showing a gun in his waistband.

Lincoln began to draw the gun while standing at the officer's door.

The officer shot Lincoln who was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Officers later learned the gun Lincoln was carrying was fake.

The officer is on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

The second shooting happened early Sunday morning at American Legion Post 148 at Lewis and Hanna.

This is the second shooting near the post this month.

Post commander Anthony Pane is urging people to stop the violence.

"I think it is tragic. I've been sick about this since it happened," Pane said.

Michael Ternell Carter, 40, was shot and killed in the parking lot. Two others were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Police said there was a fight inside the legion and they were kicked out.

"We are trying to do things in the community and because of a few people, we get a negative black eye," Pane told FOX 55.

Despite several witnesses at the scene, police are still trying to piece together what happened.

"It's frustrating to myself, to my officers, my detectives," said Fort Wayne Police Department chief Steve Reed. "Our men and women on the Fort Wayne Police Department are out there working hard. When we have these tragic incidents in our community we hope for more cooperation than we've been getting."

Detectives are looking through surveillance video from the American Legion to try to identify the gunman.

"We want to bring this person to justice that did this because it is senseless. It makes no sense." Pane said.

The third shooting happened Sunday around 5:45 p.m. on the 800 block of Hamilton Avenue.

Police say a man was shot in the street.

Witnesses told police they saw a man running from the scene and a vehicle drive away.

The victim was taken to the hospital and last listed in critical condition.

Reed told FOX 55 more police officers will be on the street to try to deter violence.

Anyone with information about any shooting is asked to call Crimestoppers at 436-7867.

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