Charges Filed In Kendallville Shooting Incident
By: Mike Stiles - Saturday, May 1, 2021

(photo courtesy of Indiana State Police)

(ALBION) – Charges have been filed against a suspect in a shooting incident south of Kendallville.

The Indiana State Police and the Noble County Prosecutor say five felony charges have been filed against 40 year old Justin Weikel of LaOtto. They are attempted murder, attempted aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, possession of a narcotic drug and resisting law enforcement.

At 11:30 PM on April 21, Fort Wayne Police attempted to stop a vehicle for reckless driving. The driver, Weikel, drove off and led police on a chase that eventually came to an end at 12:15 AM when he stopped the vehicle on Waits Road near Main Street south of Kendallville.

Weikel refused to get out of the vehicle and began to shoot at the different police agencies that had been involved in the pursuit. Officers returned fire and set up a perimeter around the automobile.

At 1:45 AM, officers were able to take Weikel into custody. He was treated at the scene by paramedics and then transported to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Two days later, he was transferred to the Allen County Jail and eventually moved to the Noble County Jail.

This remains an ongoing criminal investigation.


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