You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Police and fire

  • Offender faces 3rd no-register count
    A Fort Wayne man with two convictions for not registering as a sex offender is now facing a third charge for the same offense.Jerry L.
  • Husband accused of arson
    A Fort Wayne man faces preliminary charges of arson and criminal mischief, accused of setting several fires in his wife’s apartment after an argument.Donzell C.
  • Charges in tobacco shop slaying
    A man police say is responsible for the recent robbery and shooting death of a local tobacco shop owner was arrested as he exited a bus in Indianapolis.Police on Tuesday arrested Jamel C.
Advertisement

Man dies after accidentally shooting self

A man who was selling a handgun to a family member and who thought the gun was unloaded accidentally shot himself in the chest Saturday night and later died, police said.

The accident happened about 8 p.m. Saturday in the man’s home at 1419 Landers Court in Georgetown Place, an upscale development off Maplecrest Road.

At least a dozen different police cars arrived on the scene and officers appeared to spend most of their time in the garage. The shooting, however, took place in the house, police said.

Medics responded within minutes, but the man was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Around two hours after the accident happened, several people could be seen loading bags into an SUV and leaving. Police would not identify the man or give his age. They would also not release the caliber of the gun.

fgray@jg.net

Advertisement