A man wanted in connection with a double shooting earlier this week has been taken into custody, but not before reportedly leading Allen County Police Department officers on an extended chase.
According to a news release, Stephen D. Walker, 34, was spotted by an Allen County officer at around 11:40 a.m. Thursday at the Dupont Estates trailer park. Walker, the release said, led officers on a chase by foot, then got into a vehicle and left that location, where he was reportedly spotted on Diebold Road in a blue Lexus.
Walker then led officers on a vehicle pursuit, driving into the parking lot of a movie theater, where he reportedly struck an Allen County Police vehicle with his car, then drove through a fence and into a field off of Diebold Road, according to the release.
Walker was taken into custody at that location; neither he nor and members of law enforcement were injured,the release said.
He was wanted in connection with an incident that took place at around 9:10 p.m. Monday, according to information previously released. Two women were found suffering from gunshot wounds in the area of Green Meadows Drive and Old Woods Road, with one of the women in serious condition and the other in fair condition before being transported to a local hospital.
Walker was reportedly identified by witnesses and was said to have left the area immediately after the shooting.