FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a man who was found in a car that crashed into an apartment building early Monday morning.
Police and medics responded to 3323 Timberhill Drive at Woodview Manor Apartments around 3:40 a.m. after receiving calls about a car crashing into a building.
When police arrived, they found a car that had gone off of Hobson Road, driven through a courtyard area, and ended up crashed up against one of the apartment buildings. The driver was still inside when they got there.
When police approached the car to check on the driver, they discovered that he had been shot in the head.
Medics took him to a hospital in critical condition, but he died soon after arriving.
The shooting victim has been identified by the Allen County Coroner’s Office as Ronnie Dontrell Hall, 21, of Fort Wayne. An autopsy determined Hall died from multiple gunshot wounds.
While police were investigating, a suspect – 18-year-old Anshious Aron – called into police dispatchers around 4 a.m. and said he was involved in the shooting, police spokeswoman Sgt. Sofia Rosales-Scatena said. Officers found Aron in the area of Mirro and Dean drives and took him in for questioning.
He was then arrested and initially charged with Aggravated Battery and Battery with a Deadly Weapon.
Police at the scene said witnesses told them there was a second person in the vehicle who ran from the scene before authorities arrived. That person was considered a possible suspect in the shooting.
Police said it’s still not clear if that person was injured in the crash or shooting, but no other injuries were reported.
The damage to the apartment building was minimal and appeared to be contained to the exterior.
Homicide detectives and crime scene technicians are gathering evidence and will continue to investigate the incident.
If you know anything about this situation, you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers at 260-436-STOP.