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Woodview Manor Apartment shooting suspect charged with the murder of his roommate

ANSHIOUS ARON GRAPHIC
Anshious Aron
WOODVIEW APPARTMENTS FATAL SHOOTING 5 18 2020
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Court documents revealed gruesome details in the point-blank shooting death that happened Monday at the Woodview Manor Apartments.

The suspect held for the murder of his roommate claimed he was being robbed.

Allen County prosecutors have charged 18-year-old Anshious Aron in the death of 21-year-old Ronnie Dontrell Hall.

Fort Wayne Police and other first responders showed up to the 3300 block of Timberhill Drive on Monday, May 18 to what they thought was a car that had crashed into a building.

That's what they found, but the crash investigation took a dark turn once they walked up to the driver's side door.

According to court documents, three witnesses said they saw a man get out of the passenger side of the vehicle, walk around to the driver's side, and then run northbound through the courtyard. All three also said they saw the man holding onto something near his waist.

The driver, later identified as 21-year-old Ronnie Dontrell Hall, had been shot three times.

The Allen County Coroner's Office said the third wound was the fatal blow in an apparent execution-style shot.

Detectives immediately began searching for the passenger in the vehicle as the prime suspect.

Not long after the violence unfolded, the man they were looking for called 911 himself.

Anshious Aron, 18, called Fort Wayne Police Dispatchers to report his involvement.

Aron told dispatchers that his friend "Rondo" had just tried to rob him, and that he shot him, court documents detail.

He told dispatchers he didn't know where the gun was.

Officers were able to find him in the area of Mirro Drive and Dean Drive less than an hour after shots rang out.

While medics were checking him for any injuries, Aron reportedly told them that he was going to buy something from his roommate, but when his card declined at the ATM, Aron said the victim pulled out a gun.

That's when Aron said he and Hall started fighting over the gun.

Police brought him in for questioning, and afterword, he was preliminarily charged with aggravated battery and battery with a deadly weapon.

Prosecutors have since upgraded those charges to a single count of murder.

Kayla Crandall

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