Fort Wayne officer shoots suspect near Gateway Plaza

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police are investigating an officer-involved shooting at Gateway Plaza on Goshen Road Monday night.

The suspect, 19-year-old Noah Busche, has been released from the hospital. Fort Wayne Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Sofia Rosales-Scatena reported that Busche is facing preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement by fleeing and carrying a handgun without a permit.

Noah Busche, 19, is facing charges of with resisting law enforcement by fleeing and carrying a handgun without a permit after being involved in a police-involved shooting.

The officer who shot Busche is Jason Fuhrman, a 14 year veteran of FWPD.

Officers were called to the rear of the complex around 9:50 p.m. on a call of a suspicious person with a gun. When police approached the man now revealed to be Busche, he fled leading officers on a foot pursuit.

According to Fort Wayne Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Chris Felton, “the actions of the suspect caused an officer to discharge his firearm” during the chase near the 2800 block of Cambridge Boulevard. Busche was hit by Fuhrman and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police expanded the crime scene as they track the areas involved in the chase including some residents’ backyards.

According to Felton, the officer involved in the shooting will be put on standard administrative leave, per department policy. Police are not releasing their name at this time.

The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department.

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