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Police and fire


Accused shooter faces new charges

A Fort Wayne man arrested this month in a late-night shooting was hit with an additional charge after formal charges were filed Tuesday.

Originally arrested on one felony charge of aggravated battery, Curtis L. Haywood, 22, now faces formal charges of aggravated battery and battery.

The victim told police he was sitting in a car on Winter Street shortly before 2:30 a.m. July 7 when Haywood suddenly opened the door and punched the him in the face and shot him in the stomach after he got out of the car.

The victim said Haywood, of the 1100 block of Swinney Avenue, whom he knew for several years, fired a second shot but missed.

The victim was taken to a hospital in serious condition and was hospitalized for 10 days while he recovered, according to a probable cause affidavit.