Man shot in business robbery

May 11, 2019

A man was shot during an armed robbery late Friday afternoon at a business in the 1100 block of St. Joseph Boulevard.

The shooter fled and is believed to be armed and dangerous, according to a release from the Fort Wayne Police Department.

Police arrived about 5:30 p.m. to find a man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and was undergoing treatment, the release said.

According to the news release, the armed man entered the business, SMS Property Management, and demanded money. The victim, who was inside, pulled a weapon and exchanged gunfire with the robber, according to the release.

The robber, who police say may have been struck and injured during the exchange of gunfire, left either on foot or possibly on a bicycle.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 260-426-7867.

Raid in Villa Park nets drug arrest

A Villa Park Court home was raided about 7:45 a.m. Friday after undercover detectives earlier bought methamphetamine from a resident.

Derek Morris, 34, of 533 Villa Park Court, was charged with dealing methamphetamine, theft, possession of an altered handgun, methamphetamine possession and cocaine possession, according to a release from Sgt. Brian Williams of the Fort Wayne Police Department Vice and Narcotics Division.

Police found a Schedule 3 controlled substance, multiple glass smoking devices, ammunition in multiple calibers, a scale, a stolen handgun, a handgun with an obliterated serial number and a drug ledger, the release said.

Morris was taken into custody on a traffic stop, the release said.

The Department of Child Services was notified and removed a young girl from the home.

Scuffle with cops lands man in jail

A 30-year-old Fort Wayne man was arrested after trying to disarm a police officer.

Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department noticed Tyler Charles Georgi, of the 1500 block of Spy Run Avenue, walking Thursday on Fourth Street near Lawton Park and tried to apprehend him on an outstanding arrest warrant.

Georgi fought both officers and punched them, according to police. He then took his left hand and reportedly grabbed for one of the officer’s weapons during the struggle.

He was charged Friday with disarming a law enforcement officer and two counts of battery against a public safety official with a misdemeanor charge for resisting law enforcement.

He was being held at the Allen County Jail in lieu of $15,750 bail.

He has a court hearing Wednesday.