Man charged with attempted murder after domestic dispute Saturday
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were called to a home on Hanna Street Saturday after reports of someone found shot in a yard.
Police say when they arrived on the 2300 Block of Hanna Street they found a victim lying in the yard with gunshot wounds. They were transported to the hospital in life-threatening condition.
Police say the victim was a 41-year-old man and the suspect is 19-year-old Jevonte Bates. Police say the victim and the suspect’s mother, Jevonda White, were in a domestic dispute. Officers say they believe Bates shot the victim during the dispute.
Officers say the suspect was still inside the home when they arrived and they called for anyone to exit. Officers say White exited the home with her children but Bates remained inside. Crisis Response Teams attempted to make contact with the suspect inside but later found he had fled the home. He was arrested at another location later.
Bates has been charged with attempted murder. White was arrested for an outstanding warrant issued previously. Police say she was also charged with a felony domestic battery toward the victim.
If anyone knows more information, please contact the Fort Wayne Police Department.
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