Arrest made in fatal Tuesday morning shooting – Updated

Photo Supplied/Fort Wayne Police Dept.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The Allen County Coroner has identified the victim in the Tuesday morning shooting at the Hawthorne Suites as Myquel Lyman Middlebrook, 22, from Fort Wayne. He was killed by a gunshot wound to the chest. His death is Allen County’s second homicide of 2021.

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An arrest has been made in a fatal shooting that happened on the north side of Fort Wayne yesterday.

After receiving a number of tips throughout the day, police arrested 28-year-old Joseph Rose of Fort Wayne at 6:46pm Tuesday on a murder charge for fatally shooting a man at the Hawthorne Suites hotel at about 8:40am that morning.

The details behind Rose’s motive for the shooting, as well as the victim’s identity, have not yet been released.


  1. Thanks Darrin, for keeping us informed.

    Just when i thought i’d ditch my preconceived notions of people sporting facial tattoos, for my 2021 New Years’ resolution, someone displaying Schutzstaffel’s and Swastikas’ comes along… before i backtrack my promise, What are the odds that it was merely an accidental shooting?


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