Man in custody after shots fired call near Northside Park

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A person was taken into custody by the Fort Wayne Police Department early Tuesday following a shots fired investigation.

Around 1:20 a.m. police responded to the 900 block of Charlotte Avenue on a report of shots fired. A person had called 911 saying someone was repeatedly firing a gun inside a nearby residence.

When officers arrived in the area, they noticed the sound of gunfire. According to a spokesperson with the FWPD, responding officers saw a man exit the Charlotte Avenue home briefly. He eventually went back inside and continued firing a weapon.

Dispatch attempted to communicate with the subject via telephone and he hung up on them.

Around 1:52 a.m. officials called in the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Crisis Response and Emergency Services Teams. Both teams set up a staging area at Heartland Church, near Vance and Kentucky Avenues.

In an attempt to encourage the subject to exit the house, Emergency Services Team members called to him using a loud speaker. The man voluntarily came outside, but proved uncooperative.

In a release sent to WANE 15 Tuesday, police said the man failed to follow the verbal commands from EST members. In an effort to gain compliance, they were forced to deploy one round of less-lethal munitions.

One man was taken into custody without further incident and transported to the detective bureau for an interview. It’s unclear what charges, if any, he may face.

Several surrounding roads were closed during the investigation, including State Boulevard, Kentucky, Vance and Parnell Avenues.

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