FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Just over five years after a shooting in a Kroger parking lot killed a man and injured another, the Fort Wayne Police Department (FWPD) arrested a suspect in the homicide.
On Monday, the Fort Wayne Police Department arrested 25-year-old Terrence Wintrode in connection to the 2018 shooting death of Brinden Hall-Fletcher, which happened Nov. 12, 2018, in the parking lot of the Kroger on W. State Boulevard.
According to the FWPD, officers arrested Wintrode without incident as he arrived for a probation meeting in Whitley County.
Wintrode faces preliminary charges of murder, felony murder and attempted robbery resulting in serious bodily injury.
Hall-Fletcher’s father, Raymond Cowan provided WANE 15 a statement on Monday about the arrest.
“Dad, Mom and Brother would like to start off by saying thank you to Detective Roy Supthin FWPD and Tom Chaille Prosecutors Office,” reads the release. “I would also like to thank Fort Wayne police department for their hard work on this from day one.”
The release concluded by saying “This is a day Brinden’s family and friends have been waiting for for 5 years.”
When police arrived at the scene in 2018, they located another victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and learned someone drove Hall-Fletcher to a hospital, where medical personnel later pronounced him dead.
Investigators told WANE 15 at the time that an altercation happened in the parking lot before the shooting took place.
The Whitley County Sheriff’s Office and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office assisted the FWPD with the arrest.
-WANE 15’s Jamie Duffy contributed to this story