FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A man who allegedly fired shots at a hotel and a car on Fort Wayne’s north side was taken into custody Friday morning and later arrested according to information from the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.
Reports of shots being fired at the Springhill Suites by Marriott hotel were called in to dispatchers around 6:23 a.m. The hotel is located off Diebold Road directly east of Parkview Regional Medical Center.
According to a release from the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, the caller reported a disturbance between a man and a woman in the hotel parking lot. Shortly after the initial call, multiple others reported gunshots being fired in the lot.
Deputies at the scene determined the suspect ran away before they arrived, and nearby businesses were on temporary lockdown as a result. The man was found in a nearby wooded area within about 30 minutes and was taken into custody, the sheriff’s department said. He has been identified as Chancarlo Fields Jr.
Yellow police tape surrounded a portion of the parking lot and a white Lincoln automobile could be seen with at least nine bullet holes. The hotel was also hit by gunfire.
Fields faces multiple charges, including criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, domestic battery, criminal confinement with a deadly weapon, intimidation.
Troopers from Indiana State Police were on scene as well as Allen County Sheriff’s Department deputies and Fort Wayne Police officers.