Woman arrested in shooting death of man over money


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Police have arrested a woman in the killing of a 19-year-old man Tuesday afternoon.

Kennisha Jackson

Kennisha Jackson, 19, faces a preliminary charge of Aggravated Battery in the fatal shooting of a man along Abbott Street.

Police and medics were called just after 3 p.m. to an apartment in the 4000 block of Roseview Road, in the Woodview Manor Apartments complex off Hobson and Stellhorn roads, on a report of a shooting.

Police at the scene told WANE 15 that the shooting did not happen in the complex. Rather, a man was shot in the chest somewhere along Abbott Street and he was brought to the apartment complex by a woman to pick up a friend, police said.

The car pulled over for medics in the area of Lisa Court and Vance Avenue. The man was then taken to a local hospital, where he died, police said.

Fort Wayne Police investigate at the scene of a shooting along Abbott Street on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.

Wednesday afternoon the Allen County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Diquan Q. Meriweather, 19, of Fort Wayne. An autopsy determined he died from a gunshot wound to the chest and his death has been ruled a homicide.

Police said Wednesday that the shooting stemmed from an argument over money. No other details were released.

Police asked for the community’s help, and residents along Abbott Street or Pontiac Avenue were asked to review any surveillance footage.

Anyone with information was asked to call 427-1201 or 436-STOP.

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