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Police searching for person of interest in fatal Chapel Oaks shooting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Fort Wayne police are searching for a person of interest in Thursday morning’s fatal shooting, causing a local school to go on lockout.

FWPD Public Information Officer Michael Joyner confirmed with Fort Wayne’s NBC that they are searching for a man they say is a person of interest in the fatal shooting in the 800 block of Buchanan Street.

Fort Wayne’s NBC previously reported that the shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. on Thursday and is connected to a report of an armed robbery in the area, according to police.

READ MORE: Police investigate deadly shooting at Chapel Oaks apartments

A young mother, 20-year-old Arrianna Lee Henderson, died as a result of the shooting.

Police are searching for the man, identified as 26-year-old Leon Lumpkin, in the area of Bowser Avenue and Greene Street, in the Villages of Hanna apartment complex. Officers say Lumpkin is wearing a white t-shirt and jeans, and possibly no shoes.

He is described as being about 5’6″, weighing around 170 pounds, and has a script tattoo that reads “Libra” on his neck. Police say he is considered armed and extremely dangerous.

FWCS Public Information Officer Krista Stockman confirmed that Bunche Montessori Early Childhood Center, in the area of the police search, was placed on lockout at about 10 a.m. The lockout was lifted as of 2 p.m.

If you see Lumpkin or know where he may be, call 911.

Corinne Rose reported this story.

Jazlynn Bebout

Jazlynn Bebout is the Assignment Desk Editor and Digital Editor at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @jazlynnsb

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