Victims ID’d in Thanksgiving triple homicide

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The coroner has released the identities of the three people shot and killed in a home invasion in Fort Wayne on Thanksgiving.

Members of the Fort Wayne Police Department were called to the 6100 block of Downingtown Drive around 10:25 p.m. Thursday on a report of a shooting.

Officers arrived on scene to find five people had been shot. Four people were located inside the home and one person was found outside. 

Two male victims and a female victim were pronounced dead when medics arrived. The Allen County Coroner has identified them as Joevonn M. Johnson, 23, of Fort Wayne, Colton D. Messmer, 20, of Fort Wayne, and Tracey A. Andrews, 21, of Fort Wayne.

They were all found inside the home suffering from gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead by medics on scene. All three deaths have been ruled as homicides.

Kameron J. Joyner (Allen County Sheriff's Department)

Two male victims were also taken to a hospital in critical condition. 

Police arrested one suspect, Kameron Joyner, 22, after a traffic stop near the intersection of Rudisill Boulevard and Clinton Streets Friday morning. He is being charged with five preliminary counts aggravated battery.

Gerald Pinkston (Fort Wayne Police Dept.) 

Detectives have also determined a second man, 22 year-old Gerald Pinkston, was involved in the shooting. Anyone with information on Pinkston’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 to report your information. Pinkston should be considered armed and dangerous.

The three victims are the 41st, 42nd, and 43rd homicides in Allen County this year. 

The shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867.

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