FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Just after 2 a.m. Sunday, Fort Wayne Police responded to a home on Glenridge Drive on Fort Wayne’s northeast side in reference to an armed subject firing shots in the garage of the residence. When officers arrived, they located a man suffering an apparent gunshot wound to his stomach. Police say the victim was conscious and alert when they found him.
The man was taken to the hospital in serious condition, but was later downgraded to critical condition.
Officials say that preliminary investigation indicates there was a disturbance in the home, and the victim retrieved a handgun. They add it appears someone tried to intervene and encourage the victim to put the handgun away. The victim was apparently shot during the struggle to disarm the weapon.
The incident remains under investigation.