A man has been arrested after being questioned by Fort Wayne police after two women were found shot in a front yard on Spatz Avenue early Wednesday morning.
Early Thursday afternoon the Fort Wayne Police Department released the identities of the women. Courtney R. Madison, 40, was listed in critical condition and Kiara S. Jones, 18, was listed in stable condition.
According to police at around 4:10 a.m. officers were called to a domestic disturbance and reports of shots fired in the 4600 block of Spatz Avenue.
They arrived on the scene and found the two shooting victims who were taken to a hospital.
Police were able to locate a red Pontiac Aztek seen leaving the area and when they tried to stop the vehicle the driver refused to stop.
The chase ended a short time later when the driver crashed into a wooden bench and some landscaping in the 1400 block of South Harrison. The driver was uninjured and police took him in for questioning.
A gun was found inside the Aztek and police are trying to determine if it was used in the shootings.
Police have determined that the incident began at 4601 Spatz Avenue and the Jones was able to escape and get help at a nearby home. They also believe Madison and the man brought in for questioning had a previous relationship.
Just before 11 a.m. Fort Wayne police notified the media that the man being questioned, Raymond O. Demby, had been arrested for burglary, two counts of felony aggravated battery, felony invasion of privacy, felony domestic battery, felony auto theft and felony fleeing in a vehicle.
Police indicated the charges are preliminary and more could be forthcoming. The names of the victims will be released when deemed appropriate by police.