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Upgrade charges: Man accused of shooting three people in 2018

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - A man who has been charged in connection to a triple shooting in 2018, prosecutors say he needs a higher charge.

Travon Fincher, 22, is facing murder, two counts of aggravated battery and a firearm charge in connection to a shooting happened inside a home in the 800 block of Madison St. on August 30, 2018.

One person died in the shooting and two others were injured, one critically and other seriously.

Documents filed in court this week show prosecutors want to upgrade the aggravated battery charges to attempted murder charges.

The Fort Wayne Police Department said the suspect, Travon Fincher’s mother saw him on the news and brought him in.

Court Documents show Travon Fincher was hanging out with the victims before the shooting. One of the victims told police Fincher went to the restroom and came out shooting.

READ MORE: Murder charges filed for man in Madison Street triple shooting

After being shot, the victim told police she laid on the couch and pretended to be dead.

One of the other victims said after shooting them, Fincher took about $1,000 and drugs.

A hearing on the state's motion to amend the charges is set for Wednesday, while Fincher's trial is set for next Tuesday.

Emilia Miles

Emilia Miles joined Fort Wayne’s NBC in September 2019 as a Social Media and Digital Content Manager. Emilia also serves as a producer. She’s a Fort Wayne native and graduated from Indiana University.

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