Suspect in stabbing found holding baby, arrested

Crime

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Fort Wayne Police investigated a report of a stabbing just east of downtown Fort Wayne Monday morning.

Police and medics were called around 10:30 a.m. to 517 E. Jefferson Blvd. at the intersection with Clay Street, on a report of a stabbing.

Several police squad cars could be seen at the property. Officers appeared to be focused on the Coin Laundry laundromat just down from the BP gas station.

According to police, an adult victim was found in the plaza suffering from a non-life-threatening stab wound. One officer at the scene told WANE 15 the victim suffered “a scratch.”

The victim was treated at the scene by medics.

A suspect – identified later as 28-year-old Odis L. Moore – was located in the same shopping plaza in an adjacent store, holding his infant child, police said. He was taken into custody and arrested on charges of Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery resulting in moderate injury, Domestic battery with a deadly weapon, Domestic Battery in the presence of a minor under 16 years of age, Domestic Battery with a prior conviction of battery, and Criminal Recklessness with a deadly weapon.

The child was handed over to a family member, “safe and uninjured,” police said.

Police did not say if the suspect and victim knew one another, or what led to the incident.

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