FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A person is in custody following a shooting that left a man in critical condition late Monday evening.

According to a press release from the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, officers were called to a shooting in the 13700 block of Ledgestone Place located off Illinois Road west of West Hamilton in western Allen County.

After they arrived, officers and medics found the shooting victim who was described as being an adult male. The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Investigators determined the victim was at a small gathering at a residence before the shooting took place.

A suspect, later identified by police as Jerico Simmons, fled before police arrived. Police were able to track Simmons down about three hours later in Grant County.

Authorities said Simmons is currently being held in Allen County Jail on a parole violation.

The incident is still under investigation by the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.