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Shots fired into home of second attorney from Faegre Baker Daniels

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Law firm says it has increased security

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 4:33 pm

Two shots were fired Tuesday morning through a window of the home of an attorney who is an associate at law firm Faegre Baker Daniels – the same firm that saw a partner wounded in a March shooting at his home.

Fort Wayne Police Department investigators are exploring the possibility that the incident is connected with the March shooting of that Faegre Baker Daniels partner. In a statement Tuesday afternoon, the law firm said it is eager for both cases to be resolved.

The shots were fired at about 5:40 a.m. in the 800 block of Blackthorn Cove at the home of Jeffrey A. Goeglein. The law firm said neither Goeglein nor his family was hurt by the gunfire. Officers were dispatched to investigate a report of shots fired into a residence after a man reported being awakened by the sound of what he thought was gunfire.

Police said the man who reported the shooting saw a person riding a bike on the sidewalk in the rear of the home. An officer with a K-9 police dog attempted to track a scent that was discovered at the rear of the home, but the track reached a dead end in the area of 1000 Ivy Creek Cove.

"After two incidents, we are extremely concerned with these developments and the safety and security of our professionals and staff. We are implementing further security measures to provide added protection for our people," said Andrew Humphrey, managing partner at Faegre Baker Daniels. "We are committed to supporting the investigation, and strongly encourage anyone who may have information about either incident to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department."

Officer Raquel Foster, a spokeswoman for the police department, said Tuesday that the investigators are exploring the possibility of a link between Tuesday morning's shots fired and the March 27 shooting of David J. Kuker, a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels whose practice focuses on corporate law and represents real estate developers and managers in commercial real estate transactions.

After the March 27 shooting, police said Kuker was attacked by someone in the garage of his home in the 9400 block of White Shell Drive, sprayed in the face with an unknown substance and then shot while he was trying to get away.

Goeglein, who joined Faegre Baker Daniels in 2004, practices corporate law at the firm. He graduated from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington after earning bachelor's and master's degrees from IU, the law firm said.

The police department is asking to be contacted by anyone who may have witnessed anyone fleeing from near Goeglein's house on foot, via bicycle or in a vehicle, or who may have witnessed any other suspicious activity in the area Tuesday morning.

The release from the police department also indicated there will be a police presence at the law firm.