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Saturday, March 09, 2019 5:35 pm

Police arrest Fort Wayne man sought as person of interest in Huntington shooting

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne police Saturday arrested a man deemed a person of interest in a shooting in Huntington.

Joseph Anthony Mills Jr., 23, of Fort Wayne, was arrested after the Fort Wayne Police Department's Gang and Violent Crimes Unit got information leading police to the suspect.

Mills was taken into custody on a traffic stop in Fort Wayne, according to a news release from the unit's Sgt. Tom Strausborger. Mills was then transported to the Allen County-Huntington County Line for transfer to Huntington detectives.

Huntington police started looking for Mills after an unidentified victim showed up at a local Huntington hospital with a gunshot wound to the back around 1 p.m. Friday, a release from Huntington Police Chief Chad Hacker, said.

"Throughout the course of the investigation, he became a person of interest," Hacker said. "Joseph is believed to be armed and dangerous." 

Mills was booked on a warrant arrest out of Huntington for being a habitual traffic violator.

jduffy@jg.net