All 3 suspects in weekend death investigation of man named in Silver Alert taken into custody

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The Fort Wayne Police Department has announced that as of 7:45 p.m. on Monday, all three suspects wanted in connection with a pursuit, crash and homicide investigation on Sunday have been arrested.

“Detectives would like to thank everyone that provided information to the Police about the possible whereabouts of the suspects,” the Fort Wayne Police Department said.

The man found dead inside the crashed vehicle has been identified as Shane Van Nguyen, 55, of Fort Wayne. A Silver Alert for Nguyen was issued Saturday morning after the Fort Wayne Police Department on Friday announced he was missing.

Nguyen’s body was found in a vehicle in the 1500 block of Forest Park Boulevard following a police pursuit which ended when the vehicle crashed. The Allen County Coroner’s Office determined Nguyen died from blunt force injury of the head.

Matthew Cramer II
Jacob D. Carreon-Hamilton
Cody Clements

The suspects have been identified as 21-year-old Matthew J. Cramer, 20-year-old Jacob D. Carreon-Hamilton, and 20-year-old Cody Clements.

According to Fort Wayne police, Cody Clements turned himself in early Monday afternoon. The two other men have been arrested, as of 7:45 p.m. on Monday. It is unclear if the two men turned themselves in or not.

The incident started after an officer noticed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Lake and Coliseum around 5 a.m. on April 25. The officer tried to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver sped off. After a short pursuit, police suspended the chase due to unsafe conditions.

Damaged fences behind the BP along East State Boulevard near Forest Park Boulevard are shown Monday, April 26, 2021.

A while later, a car matching the description crashed into the back of a home near Lake Avenue and Anthony Boulevard. Police found Nguyen inside, who died at the scene. It’s not clear who was driving the vehicle.

Investigators said at least two people ran from the vehicle. With the assistance of the Gang and Violent Task Force and Vice and Narcotics Units, the Fort Wayne Police Department Homicide Detectives were been able to identify the suspects.

Three homicide suspects identified as 21-year-old Matthew Cramer II, 20-year-old Jacob Carreon-Hamilton, and 20-year-old Cody Clements (seen here).

This incident is being investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Coroner’s Office, and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.

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