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Police detective in officer-involved shooting identified

The Fort Wayne Police Department has released the identity of the officer who was involved in a shooting early Saturday morning.

ABC21 previously reported that a man was shot in the 1500 block of Production Road just after 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 28. 

READ MORE: FWPD investigating officer-involved shooting near Production Road

Police say 28-year-old Anthony Lincoln walked up to the officer’s door and pulled up his shirt, revealing a gun in his waistband. The officer then fired a shot, hitting Lincoln. Lincoln was last listed in serious condition. 

But it was later found by investigators that the weapon was a fake, but very realistic looking gun. The FWPD has identified the officer as Larry L. Tague Jr. 

"Why he did it, we don’t know. But clearly the officer was in fear of his life," FWPD spokesman Officer Michael Joyner says. 

Detective Tague is a 22-year veteran who started on the police force in October of 1995. He was assigned to B-Shift Detective Bureau. Police say that Detective Tague has been placed on paid administrative leave. 

Disciplinary History records show that Tague has been suspended three times from 1998-2011. In 1998 and 2004, he was suspended for Improper Conduct. 

But he has also received his share of praise, with 7 commendations from police listed. See the full Disciplinary History below: 


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