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Two Fort Wayne men charged in drive-by shooting

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 8:20 am

Two men were charged Monday in Allen County Superior in a drive-by shooting last week.

Marcus O. Timmons, 22, of 4700 block of Northcrest Drive, has been charged with resisting arrest, and possession of a controlled substance, both Class D felonies. Brandon D. Carter, 24, of the 6900 block of Blair Drive, has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious felon, a Class B felony. Carter has previously been convicted of robbery.

According to court document the two men drove by Aug. 20 and shot at Jaquan L. Wade and Dwan E. Myles, who were walking eastbound in the 1400 block of Colerick Street. Wade was struck in the left arm and fell to the ground.

According to the documents a Fort Wayne Police officer was dispatched in reference to a possible shooting and while en route he was told by the victim's brother that someone in a gray truck had shot his brother. While other officers were on their way to the scene an undercover officer advised he saw a gray pickup traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of 1300 East Creighton Avenue. The undercover officer said he was trying to catch up to the vehicle, which turned about a mile away from the officer who had been dispatched at the New Haven Avenue and Wayne Trace split. Suddenly, the truck passed the officer and he pursued it with both his car's lights and siren on. A few blocks later the driver, identified as Timmons, crashed in the area of Schele and Holly avenues. The driver and another occupant fled on foot.

An hour later Timmons was arrested. At that time police say they found a prescription bottle of hydrocodone/acetaminophen on him with a woman's name on the label. According to the courts documents, during the interview at the police station Timmons told police he was the driver and his brother Brandon D. Carter was the alleged shooter.