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Suspect held after shooting

A Fort Wayne man was charged Tuesday in connection with shooting someone twice on a sidewalk early Monday.

Police responding to a call arrived about 2:30 a.m. at the 5100 block of Winter Street, where they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds in the back seat of a car.

The victim didn’t want to talk to police or identify himself, but through persuasion, police were able to get the name of a possible shooter from someone else at the scene, according to police reports.

That information led to the arrest of 32-year-old Curtis L. Haywood on a preliminary charge of aggravated battery.

In the affidavit, Haywood, of the 1100 block of Swinney Avenue, is accused of shooting the victim twice, once in the right hip and once in the stomach, leaving him in serious condition.

According to a witness statement to police, Haywood was in a car that pulled up alongside the victim as he walked down Winter Street.

Haywood got out of the car, walked up to the victim and punched him in the face once before he shot him twice, according to police and court records.

About a half-hour later, police stopped that car and found Haywood in it, along with a stolen 9 mm handgun, the same caliber used in the shooting, according a police report.

He was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.