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“Armed and dangerous” person of interest sought in deadly home invasion

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Fort Wayne Police say one man is in custody following a deadly home invasion on Thanksgiving, and police are now searching for a second person of interest.

Officers arrested Kameron Joyner in a traffic stop that was conducted near the intersection of Rudisill Boulevard and Clinton Streets early Friday morning. Nov. 23, 2018.

Three people were found shot dead inside a home in the 6100 block of Downingtown Drive around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Two others were critically wounded in the shooting.

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Kameron Joyner, 22, was arrested early Friday morning near the intersection of Rudisill Boulevard and Clinton during a traffic stop. He’s facing five preliminary counts of aggravated battery.

Police need your help finding 22-year-old Gerald Pinkston as a person of interest. They believe he was also involved.

Pinkston stands about 5’7″ tall, weighs about 145 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

You’re asked to call 911 right away if you see him or have any information about his whereabouts. He is to be considered armed and dangerous.

Two men and a woman died at the scene, two other men were rushed to the hospital, and at the time of this report, remained in critical condition.

We asked authorities if they believe the suspects in the “home invasion” were after drugs, money or something else.

“Home invasion and that’s where we’ll leave it, until we’re able to determine more. I mean clearly, we’re just a few hours into this, and I think we’ve made some huge steps, but we’re characterizing it as a home invasion, if we’re able to define that further we will at an appropriate time,” said Officer Michael Joyner with the Fort Wayne Police Department.

It’s not clear when the Allen County Coroner’s Office will release the cause of death and identification of the three people killed in the shootings.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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