UPDATED – (11-24-17) Ft. Wayne Police have identified the suspect in the Meijer gas station shooting as 21-year-old Victor Manual Rivera.
Rivera was taken into custody without incident this morning when he was found in a trailer park located off of Washington Center Road.
Rivera is facing murder, felony murder and robbery causing serious bodily injury charges from the Thanksgiving night incident.
Ft. Wayne Police are investigating a shooting that took place at the Meijer gas station on Lima Road around 8:15pm Thanksgiving night on a report of a holdup alarm and that left one of the male employees dead (who has not been identified).
Another employee was working inside the cooler area at the time of the shooting and was not hurt. There were no customers inside.
The suspect in the murder at the gas station is the suspected robber and was last seen running through the Meijer parking lot toward the garden center area..
The suspect is described as:
- a white man
- approximately 17 to 20-years-old
- thin build
- approximately 5’8” to 5’11” tall
- wearing a red long-sleeved Air Jordan T-shirt
- black baggy jeans
- black shoes
- a black stocking cap with yellow writing on it
Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222 or simply dial 911.