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Man involved in police chase linked to 2015 fatal shooting


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC)- The man who led police on a nearly two mile chase, is linked to a deadly shooting.

Vicxon Gray, 21, is facing resisting law enforcement and driving without a license charges, and may also be in trouble for violating his probation in connection to other crimes.

Gray took off when an officer tried to pull him over for rolling through a stop sign. The chase ended when police say Gray crashed into a tree on Milan Street.

"The suspect had outstanding warrants for parole violation and probation violations as well two counts of those. So he was taken into custody there was another person in the vehicle they were uninjured," Officer Sofia Rosales-Scatena said.

The other person in the car, police say, was Gray's pregnant girlfriend. This was not Gray's first time getting in trouble with the law.

"So he has some history with us, so we were thankful we were able to pick him up on those warrants last night." Rosales-Scatena said.

Back in 2015, Gray pleaded guilty to assisting a criminal in the shooting death of Melvin Palmer III.

Gray pleaded guilty to "assisting a criminal" in the shooting and avoided jail time after testifying against the other two suspects in the case.

Gray was also previously sentenced on an unrelated robbery charge. In that case, the judge handed him a 3-year sentence to be served consecutively with his assisting a criminal conviction.

As for the crash, police say both Gray and his girlfriend were uninjured.

Gray has an initial hearing for the probation violations on Thursday.

Arielle Cadet

Arielle Cadet joined WPTA in August 2019. The Atlanta, Georgia native graduated from the University of Missouri and serves as Weekend Anchor/MMJ for ABC21. Feel free to connect with her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or shoot her an email at

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