The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 1:00 am

Man arrested, accused of attempted murder

DAVE GONG | The Journal Gazette

The man wanted in a July 4 shooting at Baldwin Creek Apartments has been arrested. 

An arrest warrant for Carlos Avila, 22, was issued in August, charging him with attempted murder, burglary, aggravated battery and probation violation. He was arrested about 5 p.m. Monday at a home on Kimberly Drive, Fort Wayne police said. 

According to court documents, Avila kicked in the door to an apartment unit where his ex-girlfriend lived. The woman told police she was in a relationship with Avila a month prior but had recently broken up with him.

Avila left about 45 minutes later with the woman's roommate, court documents said, but encountered the victim, Javis Asher, on the way out. The pair exchanged “fighting words,” court documents said. 

Police say Avila returned awhile later with his foster brother Lukas Schoch. The pair allegedly used T-shirts as masks and entered the building about 6:30 a.m. 

After a severe blow to the base of Asher's skull, Avila allegedly fired, hitting Asher in the back of the neck. Schoch and Avila then fled the scene, court records said.

Asher was able to call 911.

No charges have been filed against Schoch, according to online court records, as of Monday night. 

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