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Police and fire

  • Missing Mount Etna teen found in Fort Wayne
    17-year-old Brandon Smith who had been missing since Friday, was found safe in downtown Fort Wayne Sunday morning, the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department said.
  • 1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting on East Rudisill
    An adult male died from gunshot wounds early Sunday, according to Fort Wayne police spokesman Jason Anthony.Officers responded to a shooting about 12:55 a.m. in the 600 block of East Rudisill Boulevard.
  • Police seek help finding Mount Etna boy
    A teenage boy with special needs is still missing from Huntington County, and police hope the public can offer some tips.

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.