Man dies after altercation at Fort Wayne gas station

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A man is dead after a fight at a gas station Thursday night on the southeast side of Fort Wayne, according to the Fort Wayne Police Department.

Officers were called for a fight with a possible stabbing at the intersection of Wayne Trace and Drexel Avenue at 8:19 p.m.

FWPD spokesperson Officer Chris Felton said officers arrived in an area near the Clark gas station and found a man in critical condition. Medics took the man to the hospital in critical condition where he later died.

Felton said investigators were told a fight took place between two men in the parking lot of the gas station. The victim suffered some type of injury, but it’s unclear if the man was possibly stabbed or shot. Felton said investigators were working to determine if a weapon was even used during the altercation.

Witnesses told police a pickup truck left the area which may have been involved in the incident. An Indiana State Trooper located the truck a short time later and the occupant of the truck was taken into police custody, according to Felton.

No charges have been filed against the individual.

Investigators are trying to determine if the two individuals knew each other and what might led to the altercation.

Police were talking with potential witnesses and reviewing gas station surveillance video to gather more information.

Police have not released the name of the victim or name of the man in custody.

The Allen County Coroner’s Officer is expected to conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

The incident remains under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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