FWPD address recent rash of shootings

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police are addressing a recent rash of violent crimes that have injured two boys and killed one 19-year-old.

On Sunday, an 8-year-old was hit by a bullet inside a home on Logan Avenue. He is listed in stable condition. A day later, a 13-year-old answered a knock at the door and was shot inside a home on Euclid Avenue. He was seriously hurt.

And on Tuesday, a man now identified as Diquan Q. Meriwether, 19, was shot off Abbott and discovered near an apartment complex close to PFW. A woman has since been arrested in connection to his death.

FWPD released the following to the media on Wednesday afternoon:

“As stated yesterday, to most of you, the Homicide Division and other divisions of the Fort Wayne Police Department have been working tirelessly on the recent shootings and homicides that have plagued our city.
Yesterday through today, at 0500, they have been working and tracking down leads, serving search warrants and making arrests. An arrest of a juvenile has been made in the homicide on Fox Point Trail in December.
As of Tuesday night, Detectives have taken six handguns and one rifle off the street and are making headway in recent homicides and also the shooting of the 13-year-old on Monday night. They are currently developing solid leads on person(s) of interest in these serious crimes.
While serving one of the search warrants detectives found one of the handguns and a rifle seized in the possession of a convicted felon. He was arrested for Possession of a Gun by a Serious Violent Felon and is awaiting arraignment at the Allen County Jail. Expect more arrests soon.”