Arrest made in fatal shooting at long-stay hotel


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — After receiving multiple tips all day Fort Wayne Homicide Detectives were able to use the information to find a person of interest from Tuesday morning’s fatal shooting at Hawthorn Suites.

The Fort Wayne Police Emergency Services Team was called in to assist taking the suspect into custody. At just after 6:46 p.m. Tuesday, Emergency Services Team members report taking Joseph Rose, 28, into custody without incident in the 5700 Block of Falls Drive.

Rose was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning and upon completion of that questioning is being taken to Allen County Lock-up on a preliminary charge of Murder.

The investigation is ongoing and may result in additional charges being filed.

“Detectives would like to thank all the citizens that called in with information regarding Rose’s location throughout the day following the incident this morning,” the press release said.

Just before 8:45 a.m., police responded to a shooting at the hotel at 4919 Lima Road. Officers arrived to find a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. The identity of the victim has not been released.

Police believe there was a disturbance in the hotel room where the shooting occurred just before the incident.

If anyone has any information about the shooting, you are asked to call Fort Wayne Police Detectives at (260) 427-1201.

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