Man pleads guilty in fatal shooting

Crime

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The man initially charged with murder in a June 2019 shooting that left himself injured has accepted a plea deal.

Amiracle Phifer

In a hearing Monday in Allen Superior Court, 23-year-old Amiracle Phifer pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. The deal with Allen County prosecutors drops a charge of murder and calls for Phifer to serve 40 years in prison.

Phifer was arrested days after the June 23 incident. Police were called around 3 a.m. to the area of Central Drive on a report of shots fired. Officers arrived to find a trail of blood and the victim, Frashaune Striverson, laying on the ground.

An autopsy found he died of gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide by the Allen County Coroner’s Office that week.

Police later learned Phifer was also shot after he showed up at the hospital.

A judge now needs to approve the plea deal. Phifer is scheduled to be sentenced January 31.

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