Fort Wayne police announced Wednesday 22-year-old Jamel Coleman faces preliminary charges of murder, felony murder and armed robbery causing death in the April 7 shooting of 44-year-old Antonio Lopez Nino.
18-year-old bicyclist fatally shot
SOUTH BEND — Police say an 18-year-old was fatally shot in the head while riding a bicycle on a South Bend street.
The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide unit has identified the victim of the shooting as Nathan Hall. Officers investigating gunfire about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday found Hall on a street in a neighborhood on the city’s northwest side. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Police identify body found in rural area
KENNARD — State police say an autopsy has identified the body found over the weekend in rural central Indiana as that of an Indianapolis man.
Police say the death of 23-year-old Zackery Soots is being investigated as a homicide but didn’t give reasons for that determination. Police say Soots’ body was spotted Sunday evening by a person walking along a rural road near the Henry County town of Kennard.
Nearly 600 pounds of pot seized
FORT WAYNE — Authorities have seized nearly 600 pounds of marijuana during a raid of a Fort Wayne house.
Allen County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jeremy Tinkel says officers from the county’s drug task force, along with state and local police and federal agents seized the marijuana Tuesday after surveillance of a delivery to the house on Fort Wayne’s north side.
Officers reported seizing 550 pounds of marijuana that had been delivered and 32 pounds already packaged for sale. Officials estimated the marijuana was worth about $580,000.