Police: Victim in officer-involved shooting had gun

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – More information is trickling out about last week’s officer-involved shooting in Fort Wayne. Police yesterday said that the victim, 26-year-old Shaquille Kelly, had a gun in ‘close proximity’ when he was shot by an officer. Fort Wayne Police are not saying if Kelly fired the gun, or even pointed it at anyone. An officer shot and killed Kelly after a short chase and a crash that left Kelly’s car inside an abandoned home.

The Fort Wayne Police Department released the following information on Tuesday:

“Fort Wayne Police Department Gang Unit was on patrol in the area of 3900 Winter St.
They observed a vehicle in the area during the same time they heard at least one shot
fired. At that time they attempted to stop a Gold Chrysler that was in the immediate
area of the gunshot. The vehicle refused to stop and a police pursuit ensued. During this
pursuit the vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed, through a residential
neighborhood, failing to stop at stop signs, until it lost control and crashed into a home
at 3600 Oliver St.
At this time we can confirm there was a handgun located in close proximity to the
suspect. There was also a shell casing that was found at the scene of the initial shot fired
location. Currently, investigators are waiting on ballistic testing to see if they are from
the same weapon.
This investigation is ongoing and release of information will be forthcoming as we are
able to release it.”