FWPD makes arrest in Saturday morning shooting

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Published: Sep. 29, 2022 at 9:16 AM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - Officers say they have arrested a Fort Wayne man in connection to the fatal shooting over the weekend.

Just after 12:30 Saturday morning, police responded to the 2100 block of Gilmore Drive where 34-year-old Manuel Mendez was pronounced dead following a shooting.

Witnesses gave police a description of the suspect’s car, and police located him early on Sunday morning following a pursuit with officers.

The suspect, identified as Timothy Hall, allegedly was involved in two crashes during the pursuit and had a two-year-old in his car at the time.

Police say the child was not harmed.

Officers say the shooting happened after Mendez confronted Hall about pointing a gun at someone because they didn’t want him drinking and driving with a child in his car.

When Mendez confronted Hall, Hall shot him.

Hall currently faces charges of Aggravated Battery, Criminal Recklessness, Neglect of a Dependent, and Carrying a Handgun without a Permit.