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Shooting victim is Fort Wayne lawyer

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 3:40 pm

As Fort Wayne Police investigated the shooting of a man at his home Tuesday morning, the victim's employers are keeping him in their thoughts.

Faegre Baker Daniels issued a statement saying its employees "are saddened to hear the news" about David J. Kuker, who was in serious condition after being shot shortly after 8 a.m. in the 9400 block of White Shell Drive, according to police.

"Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Dave and his family during this time of recovery," Andrew Humphrey, managing partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, said in a statement.

Kuker, who joined Faegre Baker Daniels in 1995, leads the firm's Fort Wayne office, and focuses his practice on corporate law and represents real estate developers and managers in commercial real estate transactions, according to the statement.

Officer Raquel Foster, spokeswoman for the Fort Wayne Police Department, said a neighbor saw and heard a man – whose identity has not been released by police – lying in a front yard and requesting help.

The neighbor then called 911.

An off-duty officer from the Allen County Sheriff's Department was the first to arrive at the scene, Foster said.

No motive for the shooting was given, nor a description of a possible suspect.

The incident remains under investigation.

Southwest Allen County Schools were placed on lockdown as a result of the shooting, but the district had resumed normal operations as of 9:30 a.m.