Court docs reveal what set off deadly triple shooting at Lima Road home; suspect charged

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This story has been updated for clarity.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A man is now facing charges in the fatal triple shooting at a home on Lima Road on December 23.

Henry C. Myers Jr., 38, was charged Wednesday with:

  • Murder
  • Criminal confinement while armed with a deadly weapon
  • Battery by means of a deadly weapon
  • Battery resulting in moderate bodily injury
  • Criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon

Myers was also charged with using a firearm in the commission of an offense where death results, potentially adding 20 years on to a conviction.

At last check, Myers was hospitalized, and a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

Lima Road
Police investigate a shooting at a home in the 8700 block of Lima Road on Dec. 23, 2021.

Last Thursday, Fort Wayne police were called to a home in the 8700 block of Lima Road on reports of a disturbance with a party armed. Officers found three people with gunshot wounds. All three were transported to a hospital.

Alexia Quinn, 33, later died from her injuries. Her husband was shot in the hand and wrist and was in serious but stable condition, according to court documents. The probable cause said Myers had been shot in the abdomen and had surgery before being admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

The probable cause, written by homicide detective Scott Tegtmeyer, also outlines the events that led to the shooting.

It started at another home in Fort Wayne where Myers and another woman, who was not identified, got into an argument. Myers was upset over a failed three-way sexual encounter that Myers had tried to set up between the woman and a co-worker. Myers was mad that the woman and her co-worker had a sexual encounter without him.

The documents continue stating Myers got a gun from the bedroom and threatened the woman with it, holding it in the air and shouting, “Are you ready?” The woman says Myers then fired a shot in the family room. The probable cause said Myers then tried to choke her and held a pillow to her chest and face, pointing the gun at her through the pillow.

While this argument was happening, Myers daughter was in the house and texted her brother, who was at a Christmas party with his friends at the house on Lima Road where the shooting happened, to come and get her because she was scared. Her brother came back to the house where Myers and the woman were fighting and got his sister out of the house.

The son drove himself and his sister back to the Lima Road house where they told Quinn and her husband what had happened.

Henry Myers Jr.

At some point, Myers became concerned about where his kids were and he and the woman drove to the Lima Road house, where the kids were. On the drive there, the woman said Myers was talking about killing her, their children and himself.  The probable cause said Myers group texted his son and daughter “you can run, but you can’t hide.”

According to the court documents, Quinn, her husband and Myers’ son were outside the Lima Road house when Myers and the woman pulled up. The three ran inside and Myers and the woman ran inside after them.

Quinn’s husband told police that Myers showed up at the house demanding his children and pulled out a gun, pointing it at Quinn’s head. The court records say Quinn was also armed and she called for them to both put down their guns. Fearing for his wife’s safety, Quinn’s husband pulled out a .45 caliber CZ pistol loaded with Civil defense rounds and shot Myers. He told police he didn’t know how many times he fired, the court records said.

Myers and the woman ran out of the house, and as Myers started to collapse, he fired at least one shot, as the muzzle flash was seen on security camera footage, the probable cause outlined. The woman gave Myers first aid until police arrived. Crime scene technicians found a Taurus G2c 40 caliber gun next to Myers in the back yard, the affidavit said.

Police found Quinn in the master bedroom of the Lima Road home. The probable cause said she asked the officer, “are my kids okay” and, when asked who shot her, she said “Henry Myers.”

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