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Suspect arrested in Spatz Avenue double shooting, neighbors react

Officers were called to 4601 Spatz Avenue just after 4:00 a.m. for a report of a domestic disturbance. Witnesses said Raymond Demby, 51, sped off in the victim's car.

Posted: Apr 25, 2018 6:00 PM
Updated: Apr 26, 2018 6:18 PM

UPDATE:

Fort Wayne detectives have identified the two shooting victims from the 4601 Spatz Avenue incident that took place on Wednesday, April 25th:

Courtney R. Madison F/40
Critical Condition

Kiara S. Jones F/18
Stable Condition

WFFT will bring you more on this story as it develops.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- An arrest was made Wednesday morning in an early morning shooting that sent two to the hospital.

Officers were called to 4601 Spatz Avenue just after 4:00 a.m. for a report of a domestic disturbance. When they got there, they found a woman and a teenage girl in the front yard with gunshot wounds.

Witnesses said Raymond Demby, 51, sped off in the victim's car. He was her ex-boyfriend. Officers tracked him down in the 1400 block of Harrison Street after a short pursuit. He eventually crashed into benches, and the lawn of Lincoln Green.

Demby was arrested and is facing charges including domestic battery, two counts of aggravated battery, invasion of privacy, burglary, auto theft, and fleeing in a vehicle.

A neighbor heard the incident unfold.

"We just heard some gunshots coming from across the street over there," said Rudy Mares.

Mares woke up when shots were fired. He and his family reported seeing a red Pontiac speeding down Spatz Ave. Police said that was key in catching Demby.

"Based on that credible information, officers did in fact encounter that vehicle, or a vehicle like it," said Officer Mike Joyner.

Mares said Demby use to hang out at his house, and talk about his relationship with the woman he allegedly shot. He said they fought all the time, and he accused her of cheating.

"He seemed like he was an alright person. It's just one of those things that you never think it could happen that close to you, especially with somebody that you kind of know," he said.

Officer Joyner told FOX 55 there was a protective order in place, and the two had a rocky relationship. Demby allegedly broke in and confronted his ex. The teenage girl got away, and told a neighbor to call 911.

But even with Demby now behind bars, Mares, and other neighbors, said they've had enough with the violence on Spatz.

"We originally thought it wasn't going to be as bad as it is now, but it seems like it's hitting a lot closer to home now, so we might consider relocating in the near future, hopefully," he said.

Another neighbor, who did not want to be identified said, "I'm praying for them. I think it's about time to move. It's just out of control."

The incident is still under investigation. Demby is currently being held in the Allen County Jail.

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