Police looking for person of interest in a fatal Fort Wayne hotel shooting; victim ID’d

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne Police are searching for a man named as a person of interest in a fatal shooting that happened at a Fort Wayne hotel.

Police are looking for 40-year-old Thomas Jermaine Jackson. He’s described as a Black man, 5’8″ and 165 pounds.

Thomas Jermaine Jackson

Police consider Jackson armed and dangerous.

Police say he is a person of interest after they started their investigation of the death of a woman at a hotel. Police responded to the Rodeway Inn around 4:10 a.m.

Police were called out to 2920 Goshen Road initially for an unknown problem. A caller informed police dispatch that a woman was bleeding and lying on the ground outside of a room on the second floor.

Additional callers reported the woman had been shot.

Police said they arrived and found the woman with apparent gunshot wounds. Paramedics pronounced the woman dead at the scene.

She was identified Monday as Angel May Carter, 19, of Fort Wayne. An autopsy found she died of a gunshot wound and her death was ruled a homicide.

Detectives are going door-to-door at the hotel speaking with guests and reviewing surveillance video. Several witnesses are being interviewed.

Police believed Jackson was possibly in an adjacent room to where the woman was found. They say because of the inherent danger of the investigation, the Emergency Services Team was called out to assist with the search of the room. After the search was completed, nothing was found.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867.

The Allen County Coroner will release the woman’s identity and cause of death at a later time.

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