Arrest made in shooting of woman, 22

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne Police have made an arrest in a Thursday night shooting that left a woman with life-threatening injuries.

Clinton Rowe, 39, was arrested on preliminary charges of Domestic Battery Causing Serious Bodily Harm and Aggravated Battery for the shooting of Jessica Peck, 22, at a home in the 1200 block of Wefel Street, near Sherman Boulevard and High Street, just after 11:30 p.m.

Clinton Rowe

Officers were initially called to the home to check out a reported disturbance. When police got there, nobody appeared to be at the home.

A while later, a local hospital called FWPD and told them a female battery victim had walked in. After some initial medical tests, doctors determined the woman had actually been shot and was in life-threatening condition.

Officers and detectives then returned to the home on Wefel Street to try and learn more. Police got a warrant and entered the home to collect evidence and process the home.

Because they were not sure if anyone was inside the home, on-duty Emergency Services Team and Crisis Response Team members brought in an armored vehicle entered the home once the warrant was approved by a judge.

Police initially did not have any suspect information or know exactly what led to the incident in the first place.

Around 2:30 p.m. Friday, police said they’d arrested Rowe.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 260-436-STOP.

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