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Officers involved in fatal shooting are ID'd

FORT WAYNE – Two city officers involved in a fatal police-action shooting this weekend have been identified by the police department.

Officer Cameron A. Norris was commissioned Aug. 27, 2010, and Officer John D. Drummer was commissioned Oct. 12, 1995, according to a statement issued Monday morning by the Fort Wayne Police Department.

As is usual such cases, the two have been placed on administrative leave.

The shooting remains under investigation by the police department, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, the Allen County Coroner’s Office and the Indiana State Police.

Tavontae Jamar Haney, 19, was fatally shot Saturday afternoon after an SUV was pulled over by police at Congress Avenue and Gaywood Drive.

Fort Wayne police have said that Haney had a gun, ran from officers and was shot in the 4300 block of Spatz Avenue.

Haney’s death was the 16th homicide this year in Fort Wayne and Allen County, according to the coroner’s office.

He is one of three men killed in police-action shootings this year. On March 20, two police snipers shot a man in a house after he killed a woman and took a 3-year-old boy hostage. On Feb. 20, in the stairwell of an apartment building, a police officer shot an armed man suspected of robbing a nearby drugstore.

The traffic stop that led to Saturday’s shooting was described by police as routine, but the reason for the stop has not been made public.

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