FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Police Department arrested a man in connection to a Tuesday morning shooting in downtown Fort Wayne that left a man in critical condition.
Two men were in a car in the parking lot of Taco Bell on West Jefferson Boulevard when a man approached them. As the man approached the car, he was shot, according to police.
That man then walked to the intersection of Fairfield Avenue and West Jefferson Boulevard where he collapsed, police said. Medics transported him to a hospital where he was listed as being in life-threatening condition.
The two people in the car were cooperating and being questioned by police, according to Fort Wayne Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Jeremy Webb. It was initially too early to say whether the three knew each other and whether the men in the car felt threatened in some way, said Sgt. Webb.
In an updated release later that day, police said they arrested 21-year-old Savion Prince Mathis-Phillips on preliminary charges of aggravated battery.
Sgt. Webb said he does not believe this shooting is related to any other recent shooting.