Report: Shooting the result of rift between brothers

Local News

A man was seriously hurt in a shooting on Fort Wayne’s south side, and a suspect was quickly taken into custody.  

They are brothers, according to police.

Police and medics  were called just before 4:30  p.m. Tuesday to the 2900 block of South Hanna Street, near Weisser Park, on a report of a shooting. First reponders arrived and found Kenneth Blakley in the yard of the home suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg, according to a police report. 

He was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.   

At the scene, police said 75-year-old Arthur Holman told them, “I shot him,” the police report said.

Holman told police that he was arguing with his brother and he would not leave his home. Holman said Blakley pushed him to the ground, so Holman grabbed his pistol and shot Blakley in the “mother f—ing leg,” the police report said.  

Holman told police he “should have shot Kenneth in his mother f—ing head,” the report said.

 In an interview with police, the victim said his brother was upset with him “for several things,” and he grabbed him. Blakley said he pushed Holman off him and he fell, the report said. 

At that point, Blakley said Holman got a gun and shot him in the leg, the report said.

Holman was taken into custody. He faces preliminary charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon, Battery by means of a Deadly Weapon, Possession of an Altered Handgun, and  Criminal Recklessness committed with a Deadly Weapon.   

   

  

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