Husband fatally shoots wife during altercation: police

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A woman has died and her husband was arrested after a shooting on Fort Wayne’s far southeast side Friday morning.

Fort Wayne Police and medics were called just before 9:30 a.m. to the 4400 block of Alverado Drive, off Wayne Trace near East Paulding Road, on a report of a shooting.

Police confirmed to WANE 15 that there was one victim. She was taken to a local hospital where she died, police said. Her death was ruled a homicide.

According to investigators, the woman was shot at a home on the street and ran to a neighbor’s yard, where she was found.

Witnesses said the woman had been in an altercation with her husband, and he left the area. He was stopped by police in the area of Wayne Trace and Paulding Road and taken into custody, police said.

Another person was in the vehicle. That person is safe, police said.

“We do believe this to be a domestic situation at this time and are not looking for any other suspects,” police spokesperson Sgt. Sofia Rosales-Scatena said. 

Police said that officers have been called to the couple’s home on several occasions for heated arguments, police said.

A special needs child – a teenager – was in the house at the time of the shooting. The child is safe, police said.

No other information has been released.

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