Inmate charged in 2012 city homicide

April 23, 2019

A 24-year-old Fort Wayne man currently incarcerated at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City has been charged in a 2012 murder.

Zachery A. Doan was charged Monday with the murder of J.R. Shimer II on Dec. 31, 2012 at Antiques on Broadway.

Court documents said Doan used a stick with a rock attached to kill Shimer after he refused to give him money from the cash register. Doan told one witness interviewed by police he got $11 that day.

Doan allegedly told another witness he could “hear the man’s skull cracking” as he hit him, court documents said.

He is charged with two counts of murder and robbery resulting in serious bodily injury.