UPDATED: Seriously injured teen gets help for herself, critically injured woman after Fort Wayne shooting; suspect crashes vehicle after police chase
Though a teen was seriously injured in a shooting, she managed to escape and get help for herself and a woman before a suspect led officers on a vehicle chase that resulted in a crash, said Fort Wayne Police.
Police officers were called at 4:10 a.m. and they were directed to a home in the 4600 block of Spatz Avenue where they found the girl and woman in the yard, according to police spokesman Michael Joyner.
Both victims, whose identities were not released, were taken to a local hospital. Police believe the critically injured woman and the man who led police on the chase had a previous relationship, according to Joyner.
That man, Raymond O. Denby, 51, faces six felony charges in the incident: 2 counts of aggravated battery along with one each of invasion of privacy, domestic battery, auto theft and fleeing in a vehicle.
Witnesses gave officers a description of a vehicle they saw leaving the shooting scene. Soon after, officers saw the vehicle and tried to conduct a traffic stop but the driver refused and a short vehicle pursuit followed, according to Joyner.
The chase ended in the 1400 block of South Harrison Street, where Denby crashed the vehicle into a wooden bench and landscaping material. He was uninjured in the crash and was taken to police headquarters where he was interviewed by detectives, according to Joyner.
This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecutors Office.