FORT WAYNE Ind. (WANE) – A man is charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting another man who was in a domestic dispute with the suspect’s mom, according to Fort Wayne Police.
Police confirmed a shooting at a home on the 2300 block of Hanna Street, south of downtown.
Police said they found a man in the backyard suffering from a gunshot wound around 4:35 p.m. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Police identified the suspect as 19-year-old Jevonte Bates.
The investigation found the 41-year-old victim had been in a domestic dispute with Bates’ mother, Jevonda White, when Bates shot him.
Police then created a perimeter and, using a megaphone, tried to call the suspect out. Bates didn’t leave, but White and her other children came outside.
After obtaining a search warrant for the home hours later, the Emergency Services Team went inside.
The suspect was not in the home, but was arrested at a different location by police. Bates was charged with attempted murder.
Jevonda White was also arrested for an outstanding warrant issued on July 28. She was also charged with domestic battery- a felony- towards the victim.
This is an ongoing investigation.