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Police make arrest in Kendallville shooting case

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Fort Wayne Police captured Kyle Gibson and Alexis Jordan into custody early Wednesday morning at a Fort Wayne hotel.

Gibson and Jordan were wanted in connection with a critical shooting in Kendallville Monday night.

The shooting happened in the 300 block of North Main Street. The victim is a man in his early 20's.  He was last listed in critical, but stable condition.

Guests at the Magnuson Hotel, near the intersection of Coliseum and Coldwater were woken up by sirens and police on a loudspeaker sometime after 3 o'clock Wednesday morning.

Witness Cody Sharpe filmed a police vehicle as officers called for Kyle Gibson and Alexis Jordan to exit the building.

A warrant was issued for Gibson in connection with a shooting that took place in Kendallville Monday night. One person was critically hurt. 

Jordan was also wanted for questioning in connection with that case. She was not charged with any crime, as she doesn't have active warrant for her arrest.

Police said they received information that the pair was staying at the Magnuson Hotel. Once they confirmed the information, they deployed the Fort Wayne Police Department's Emergency Services Team.

Witness Cody Sharpe said police used a distraction device commonly referred to as a "flash-bang" and took a man and woman into custody.

Police said they went into the room and apprehended Kyle Gibson and a woman who matched the description of Alexis Jordan, but they couldn't immediately confirm her identity.

Both people were transported back to Kendallville for questioning. 

Witnesses and surveillance video led police to naming Gibson as a suspect, and Jordan as a person of interest.

Kendallville Police Chief Rob Wiley also says that's what led to Gibson's arrest.

"This is a good example of a situation that occurs, and the combination of good work by our officers, and the other departments in the area that assisted us, and the public giving us information. It really is critical," he says.

Gibson has been booked into the Noble County Jail. He is facing a preliminary charge of aggravated battery. 


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