While the majority of the nation was enjoying their Thanksgiving feast, police in Fort Wayne were responding to a shooting and potential home invasion. Authorities received the call on Thanksgiving night at about 10:25 P.M. and immediately rushed out to Downingtown Drive.
Responding police officers arrived to a grisly scene. At least five individuals were suffering from gunshot wounds. Four of the wounded were inside the household, while another wounded individual was lying on the ground outside. Medics rushed the area and determined that two of the males and one of the females were deceased upon their arrival. Two additional males were promptly transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
Police Officer Michael Joyner, the spokesperson for the Fort Wayne Police Department, told media outlets that investigators determined the shootout occurred after a home invasion gone wrong. The victim’s identities have not yet been released. Police identified the suspects and are now pursuing their arrests.
One of the suspects, 22-year-old Kameron Joyner, was apprehended when he was identified by police conducting a traffic stop on November 23rd. Joyner is being charged with five counts of aggravated battery, and he is being detained at the Allen County Jail. It’s unclear whether prosecutors will be adding on additional charges in the future.
Authorities believe a second suspect, identified as 22-year-old Gerald Pinkston, also participated in the crime. Police are urging anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact them at the Fort Wayne Police Department (260-427-1222) or through Crime Stoppers (260-436-7867). The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous, so it’s recommended that the public does not confront the suspect directly.