(6-13-22) On 6/10/2022, at about 5:45 a.m., officers from the Lima Police Department responded to 764 W. Lane, in reference to a shooting. Upon their arrival they were directed to a bedroom in the residence, where Jaden Halpern (17) was suffering from a gunshot wound. Halpern died as a result of the gunshot wound to the abdomen.
During the preliminary investigation conducted by the Lima Police Department Patrol and Investigative division, several subjects attempted to rob the residents and ultimately force their way into the house with what appeared to be an assault rifle and handgun. During the struggle and an attempt of the residents to stop the intruders, a shot was fired and struck Halpern.
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After several hours of investigation, six suspects were eventually identified and apprehended. The suspects included three juvenile females, one male juvenile and two adult males.
The two adults, Keion Darden (18) and Jaquan Glenn (18), are now being housed in the Allen County Jail.
All are being held on charges related to the robbery and murder at 764 W. Lane. Their four juveniles names are being held at this time and were taken to the Allen County Juvenile detention facility and will be released early next week after prosecutors have had the opportunity to review the case. Formal charges of aggravated burglary and murder charges will be filed.
If anyone has any additional information about this incident, please contact Det. Steve Stechschulte, at the Lima Police Department and/or Crimestoppers.