Fort Wayne officer shoots, wounds man during foot pursuit

Authorities say an officer shot and wounded an armed man who was fleeing police on foot Monday in the 1500 block of Goshen Road.

Fort Wayne Police responded to a report about a suspicious person with a gun. Police say the man ran when officers approached him. Fort Wayne police Sgt. Chris Felton says “the actions of the suspect” caused an officer to fire his gun during the chase. The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Noah Busche, was taken to a hospital for injuries that weren’t considered to be serious.

The officer involved in the incident was identified as Jason Fuhrman, a 14-year member of the department. He is currently on administrative leave per department policy.