2 critical after shooting at Fort Wayne bar, suspect arrested

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Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a shooting at Fort Wayne bar early Friday morning. 

Officers first responded to The Rock Tavern near Taylor Street and Broadway just after 1:30 a.m. after getting reports of gunshots at the bar.

The first officers on scene arrested Aaron Suggs, 29, in a nearby parking lot.

When other officers arrived in the area, they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds.

Police found one man across the street at the BP gas station. They found the other behind the bar near an alley. Investigators believe both men were shot near the back of the bar before running for safety. 

Medics responded shortly after police and took both men to the hospital. They were initially listed in serious condition, but doctors later determined they were in critical condition once they arrived at the hospital. 

The victims were identified by police later as 44-year-old Christopher M. Pogue and 35-year-old Jacob R. Jeffrey.

Police are still working to determine what led to the shooting and the relationship between the suspect and the victims. Detectives interviewed several potential witnesses, but many of the stories conflicted with each other. 

According to police, there was video surveillance footage inside the bar and at several area businesses that detectives will look at to try and piece together the details of what happened.

Suggs is being initially charged with two counts of Aggravated Battery, which is a level 3 felony. Police made the arrest based on witness descriptions.

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