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Quinn James was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery, police said in a statement.

Suspect in 2012 shooting arrested

Samuel Hoffman/The Journal Gazette
A Fort Wayne police officer searches for clues at the scene of a shooting July 14, 2012, in the 5100 block of Standish Drive.

The suspect in a July 2012 shooting at Standish Drive and Fairfax Avenue was arrested Thursday night, Fort Wayne police said today.

Quinn James was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery, police said in a statement.

It said detectives from the Fort Wayne Gang and Violent Crimes Unit and the Vice & Narcotics Division were watching a home in the 4600 block of Gaywood Drive shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday.

James was seen entering the house, the statement said, so detectives surrounded it, called him outside and took him into custody.

After obtaining a search warrant, the statement said, detectives found two rifles and a 12-gauge shotgun, as well as about 6 ounces of marijuana, 2.2 grams of cocaine, three Ecstasy tablets and various items of drug paraphernalia.

James was charged July 16, 2012, in connection with a July 14, 2012, shooting.

Witnesses told police then they saw a man walking through a yard near Standish and Fairfax.

As the man got to the edge of a driveway, police said, a silver Pontiac Grand Prix pulled up and witnesses saw a man later identified as James get out and run at the victim, firing a gun.

The victim told police at the scene that James had shot him, according to court documents.

The FBI Safe Streets Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives assisted, police said. They said their investigation is continuing and further charges are pending.

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