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Monday, July 26, 2021 6:10 pm

Bail set for man charged in domestic battery shooting

DEVAN FILCHAK | The Journal Gazette

A Fort Wayne man appeared in court today after he allegedly told police he shot his girlfriend four times.

Nicholas C. Mitchell, 23, was charged with domestic battery resulting in serious bodily injury and domestic battery by means of a deadly weapon.

Police responded to a shooting about 10 p.m. Sunday at a residence in the 7100 block of Chippenham Drive on the northwest side of Fort Wayne.

The shooting followed an argument during which Mitchell accused his girlfriend of cheating on him while on a trip after she returned from Chicago, according to a Fort Wayne Police Department report.

Mitchell shot the victim four times, police said. She had injuries to her left shoulder, abdomen, left arm and back, which required surgery.

The victim was in critical condition when she went to a local hospital, but Capt. Sofia Rosales-Scatena said in an email Monday the status of her injuries was later upgraded to non-life threatening.

Mitchell and the victim do not have a history of domestic violence, and Mitchell does not have a prior battery conviction, the police report states.

Allen County Superior Magistrate John Bohdan set Mitchell's bail at $20,000 during the initial hearing today.


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